A total of 24 (twenty four) weavings in Avşarcık Village, Ayanoğlu Mansion and the district centre were examined in this study which was conducted in order to determine the general character of local handwoven samples belong to Divriği District, to record them and to transfer them to future generations. According to the purpose of use, 6 (six) different products were evaluated including mat, pillow, runner, saddlebag, cedar and prayer rug. In addition, statistical data were created by determining the motif, colour and weaving type of the carpets. Wool was used as a raw material in all weavings. Turkish (Gördes = Closed) knot technique was used in carpets, and both button rug and cicim techniques were used in plain weavings. A total of 45 (forty-five) different motifs were used in 5 (five) categories involving floral, symbolic, object-patterned, written and figured motifs. 12 (twelve) colour applications including red, black, white, yellow, green, grey, brown, orange, blue, pink, buff and burgundy were applied in the weavings. In this research, some hand-woven samples found in Divriği District were examined on-site, photographs were taken and data were created by interviewing face-to-face with locals.
Keywords: Sivas, Divriği, weaving, pattern, carpet, rug