16 Nov 2010

Karagöz and Hacivat

The woven bookmark with Karagöz and Hacivat from Turkey.



Karagöz and Hacivat are the lead characters of the traditional Turkish shadow play, popularized during the Ottoman period. The central theme of the plays are the contrasting interaction between the two main characters: Karagöz represents the illiterate but straightforward public, whereas Hacivat belongs to the educated class, speaking Ottoman Turkish and using a poetical and literary language. Karagöz's native wit always gets the better of Hacivat's learning.
Until the rise of radio and film, Karagöz-Hacivat plays were one of the most popular forms of entertainment in Turkey.

7 comments:

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tülin said...

From my country :)

Bookmark Kingdom said...

Tulin, evet! :)

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