A Socio-Cultural View on Urartian Clothing

Gokce B.

TARIH INCELEMELERI DERGISI, vol.31, no.2, pp.421-444, 2016 (Peer-Reviewed Journal) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 31 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2016
  • Journal Indexes: Emerging Sources Citation Index, TR DİZİN (ULAKBİM)
  • Page Numbers: pp.421-444


In this article, clothing in the Urartian State which was founded mainly in the basin of Lake Van between 9th-7th centuries B.C. has been evaluated in socio-cultural aspect. This evaluation has been carried out in the light of depicted works, statuettes, archaeological findings and written sources found so far. It is possible to get information about clothes, headgear, shoes and clothing accessories of that period by these data including clothing. In the study, it has been tried to be clarified issues such as gender discrimination in clothing, functions of clothing, factors affecting clothing, production of these and producers in the Urartian society. Additionally, it has been understood that main factors affecting clothing were geographical conditions, social class difference and gender in Urartu. Thus, it has been tried to be unveiled the world of clothing which we thought that it had a significant role in the life of the Urartians.