Complete Analysis of Mevlana’s Caftans

The Turkish Cultural Foundation provided dyestuff analysis and technical support for work concerning the restoration and exhibition of the caftans in the Konya Mevlana Museum known as the Mevlana Garments.

Dye sources for fourteen caftans believed to belong to Mevlana were established through dyestuff analysis. Through identification of the chemical and physical characteristics of dyestuffs used, restoration methods were determined. A report was prepared and technical support was provided.