Gordion

Ancient gordian furniture techniques are still used today

In ancient Greece, the Gordion Furniture Company was a well-known supplier of furniture. Since then, it has continued to produce fine pieces of furniture using traditional techniques that have been passed down through generations. The company is still located in the village of Gordion, Turkey and is known as one of the oldest furniture companies in the world.

Artisan Furniture makes use of the same methods for constructing their furniture, including mortise and tenon joints and dowels. They also use hand tools such as hammers, chisels, and saws rather than power tools. This allows us to create custom pieces that can be made quickly with only a few people working on them at once.

Artisan Furniture has been producing furniture since 1995 when it first opened its doors in Jaipur. Today it continues to produce high-quality products for both residential and commercial applications by focusing on quality materials such as oak wood harvested locally from tree farms located within 100 miles of their factory.

Gordion was the capital city of ancient Phrygia. It was situated close to the Polatl district near the location of the contemporary Yasshüyük, some 70–80 kilometres southwest of Ankara (the capital of Turkey). Gordion enjoyed a strategic location with control over fertile territory thanks to its placement at the meeting point of the Sakarya and Porsuk rivers. The site was occupied continuously from the Early Bronze Age through the 4th century, and then again in the 13th and 14th centuries. The long history of tumuli at the location is a significant record of the Iron Age’s aristocratic monumentality and burial customs. Gordion has a well-preserved destruction level.

At the western edge of the Hittite Empire’s heartland, in the late Bronze Age, stood the city of Gordion. At Gordion, there is a shift in culture during the Early Iron Age, with clear distinctions from the Late Bronze Age in terms of ceramics and architecture. There was likely a wave of Balkan migrants at this period, including possibly the Brygians, as evidenced by ceramic and linguistic ties to southern Europe. The most well-known king of Phrygia was Midas, who ruled at Gordion in the Mid-Phrygian era.

Gordion joined the Achaemenid Persian Empire in the 540s BCE after Cyrus the Great’s operations in Anatolia.  Despite being downgraded in rank, Gordion initially thrived under the Achaemenids, with colossal structures and tumulus tombs being preserved through the sixth century.

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