Yeşilova is a town and a district of Burdur Province in the Mediterranean region of Turkey.
The Turkish term “Yastik” means cushion or pillow. In the nomadic way of life, Yastiks were used as storage bags for clothing, dried cereal or as cushions by yöruk (nomadic) people and you can often find remnants of straw on the inside. In rural houses they would be used on a raised platform (bench) as cushions to support the back. Quite often the weaver put a great effort in these little textiles and wove extraordinary pieces.
This vintage yastik has been woven with a central motif and with a border that gets bigger, occupying thus the whole of the piece.
Material: 100% hand-spun sheep wool
Size: 90×52 cms
Origin: Yesilova, Turquía
Date of weaving: 1960s