Filiz Nurhan Ölmez was born in Ankara in 1969. She graduated from the Faculty of Agriculture at Ankara University in 1990. Serving as a research assistant, she completed her master’s degree (1994) and doctoral degree (1999) at her alma mater. In 2000, she started teaching as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Turkish Handicrafts of the Faculty of Fine Arts at Süleyman Demirel University. In 2008, Ölmez served as a Department Chair and a Chair of the Branch “Carpet-Kilim and Antique Textile Designs”. She has presented her papers on regional women’s costumes, natural dyeing, regional textiles and handicrafts in many congresses and symposiums. Her papers and articles were published in many scientific magazines. Ölmez has also worked on many research projects. She has had several solo exhibitions and participated in many group exhibitions in Turkey and abroad.