An Ethnobotanical Study on Woody Plants Benefits from Handicrafts in Antakya District (Hatay-Turkey)

Faruk Karahan, Volkan Altay, Mustafa Keskin


In this study, the woody plants used handicrafts in the local shops especially the historic market in Antakya (Hatay) district were investigated during 2012-2013. 25 taxa of woody plants belonging to 17 family that benefit from handicrafts of local people were identified on research area and family, taxonomic and local names, usage, purpose, parts used of these plants have been listed alphabetically. As a result of the study, In area; kitchenware (20), ornaments (19), daily use (13), for children’s (6), for bakers and butchers (5), wooden architecture (3), for fun (2), for musical instruments (9) and other usages (8), total 85 different usages were determined. Also, some handicrafts are explained by supporting with original photographs. The aim of the study is contributing to sustainable development and national economy by supporting related literatures.

Key words: Ethnobotany, Economy Botanic, Handicrafts, Antakya-Hatay, Turkey.


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ISSN (online) 2422-8702