Aegean area is the homeland of peshtemal. According to a study, it is known that Aegean area history goes back to the stone age and the weaving art was being performed in Aegean areaalso in ancient times. In ancient era, Aegean areathat located in Tripolis was a place which was known with flax production and weaving and vegetable dyeing craft. There was extensive trade activities with oversea countries.
The paint fixative feature of the natural thermal waters in Aegean areaand cultivating in the region the Judas tree whic is containing a natural dye has been effective on development of vegetable dyeing in connection with hand-weaving.
It has been mentioned in Geographika ( the famous work of the geographer Strabo who lived in the 1 st century BC ) the dye fixation feature of the waters of Aegean area Hieropolis Archaic City which known as also Holy City.
Another point attracting the attention of researchers is the method of dyeing wool used in the textile dyeing to achieve vivid colors at the present time, has been used in Aegean area in ancient times.
Natural dye vegetation are not cause environmental pollution and they have the features of antitoxic , anticancerogenic , antioxidant , antibacterial , antimicrobial .
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