Posted on March 01 2020
Ramazas presents this rare handicraft known as Kazaziye, Kazalik or Kazaz made in Trabzon, a city in the Black Sea region of modern-day Turkey. During the Ottoman Empire, Kazaziye was used for emperors’ hats and empresses’ jewelry. ‘Kazaz’ refers to a silk yarn producer and ‘Kazazlık’ is the knitting technique that uses 0.08 or 0.09 millimeter (almost the thickness of a hair) pure gold or pure silver wire wrapped around either silk or nylon threads. Different types of thicknesses are used for different types of jewelry – thin for chains, medium for earrings and thick for bracelets.