Nomadic Beritan tribe who came from Middle Asia and now settled in the
Eastern and South Eastern Anatolia and more than half of their population is still
nomadic tribe. Tribe spends Urfa, Diyarbakır ve Mardin in winter and plateaus of
Bingol Serafettin in summer.
Generally Beritans breed sheep for living. They have a great tradition of weaving
carpets and rugs. Wool threads which produced from Karaman sheep are only
material of this weavings. Dyeing, spinning and washing processes are made by
female member of the tribe. Ground loom are used in this weaving.
Even today they still preserve their old mother language and their traditional dress,
customs and way of live. Red, black, brown, claret red, green, orange, yellow, gray, white,
dark blue are used colors in this weaving. The Beritan weavings are geometrical in design.
Female weavers weaved for household ornament and wedding gift until twenty years
ago, but now no one follow this tradition because it is a hard and time consuming process.