Sabiha Tansuğ, a researcher of Turkish culture from Komotini passes away

Western Thrace
Wed, 25 Jan 2023 9:22 GMT
Sabiha Tansuğ, a famous ethnologist, collector, and researcher of Turkish culture, originally from Western Thrace, passed away.
Sabiha Tansuğ, a researcher of Turkish culture from Komotini passes away

Ethnologist Sabiha Tansuğ, who traveled every inch of Turkey to reveal the clothing traditions of Anatolia and transfer them to future generations and compile them in a private collection, passed away at the age of 88 in Izmir.

Known especially for her research on Turkmen culture, Tansuğ held exhibitions on "Anatolian Women's Headgear" in many countries of the world, and her portrait was worth over 50 cents in Turkey.

Tansuğ, who has two books, more than 200 articles, and many awards, passed away in İzmir Dokuz Eylül University Medical Faculty Hospital.

Tansuğ's funeral will be buried in Bademler Village Cemetery on Wednesday, January 25, after the afternoon prayer to be held at İzmir Güzelbahçe Yalı Mosque.

Her name and her rich collection describing the Anatolian culture will be kept alive in the museum, which will soon be opened by the Bademler Village Culture, Art and Education Foundation.

Born in Komotini in 1935, Tansuğ immigrated to Turkey with her family from Western Thrace in 1941. She spent her childhood in Tire, Manisa, Akhisar, and Bergama. After studying at Göztepe Girls' Evening Art School, she went to Istanbul and participated in group exhibitions by taking painting lessons from Nuri İyem.

She was impressed by the costume museums she saw during her trip to Europe in 1963. Later, during her trips to the Aegean region, she began to compile female titles. His collection has reached thousands of works over time. She has also written hundreds of articles on this subject.

After the Sabiha Tansuğ Art and Culture House opened in Istanbul Mecidiyeköy was closed, Tansuğ donated her collection to Bademler Culture, Art and Education Foundation for display.

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