the main goals of Sümer Carpeting is to re-interprete the old carpets
in accordance with the modern interiors and furniture of today's world
and market those products in line with the culture of today's consumers.
and Hand-Crafts Industries and Trade Inc., was established as a separate
general management parting from Sümer Holding Company., in 1989. Sümer
Carpeting remained as a dependent establishment to Sümer Holding Company,
under a type of privatization status until 1998, thereafter with the
decree made by the Council of Ministers it was removed from the privatization
status and turned into a KIT (Public Economic Organization) bound
up with Ministry of Industry and Trade. The main goal of the establishment
of Sümer Carpeting is to study the carpet, the cultural heritage of
Turkish nation, along with its cultural and traditional identity,
file them, make them survive with their correct applications in our
time, be a leader in quality and design, help the employment opportunities
increase in Turkey and transfer this tradition to the next generations
in a correct and intact manner.
What Sümer Carpeting does now is first to thoroughly examine the traditional
structure of Turkoman weaving culture that arrived in Anatolia departing
from Middle Asia on the immigration route, its anonymous designs and
colors, technical practices of weaving in different parts of the country
and make some efforts to make carpeting survive in our modern times
adhering to these traditional cultural values. Secondly, we aim to
add the best modern tastes to these highly cultural design and color
structure and present the carpets we make with this idea in mind to
the modern living spaces of our time. For this second task, we, as
Sümer Carpeting, wish to re-interprete the old carpets in accordance
with the modern interiors and furniture of today's world and maket
those products in line with the culture of today's consumers.
Today, Sümer Carpeting employs 3000 weavers in the country. Sümer
Carpeting pays attention to dye the carpet yarn with dye stuffs that
have high degrees of light fastness and washing fastness for Sümer
Carpeting has been designated to fulfill the duty of being a pioneer
in this field by the Government, and we wish our carpets to shine
more year by year and be long-lasting.
We, as Sümer Carpeting, take every opportunity to explain our quality
and the distinctive features of our culture in any arena.
We have the trademark registration of Hereke carpet alone. But we
have the geographical sign registration for 21 carpets and 3 kilims.
For instance, "Yagcibedir" was registered with geographical
sign for this type of carpets have highly traditional features and
these features must be preserved ensuring a standard quality in some
Products of Sümer Carpeting meet wih the consumers through our stores
and dealers. We have our stores in Ankara, Isparta, Kayseri, Kula,
Sandikli and Bursa. Also we have some 21 distinguished dealers, some
of which are prominent companies that export carpets using the carpet
villages (a system designed to market carpets to the tourists visiting
the village on their vacations).