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Tina Almost Buys a Turkish Carpet


One of the approximately 24 zillion activities listed on our Legendary Turkey itinerary was a minor mention that, on the day we left Izmir and began heading south to Göcek, we would make a stop at a carpet factory to see how Turkish carpets are made. I didn’t give it much thought, but the excursion proved to be one of the most memorable activities—and almost the most expensive activity on the trip for me.

Turkish-CarpetsTurkish carpets are spectacularly beautiful, and learning about how they are made was fascinating—way more interesting than I think any of us expected. At the carpet factory in the village of Çamlik, we met some of the young women who make the carpets by hand, and watched as they did their work. We also met some of the silkworms that produce the silk and saw how their cocoons get turned into silk threads. And we saw some of the dyes: a cauldron of simmering (more…)

May 9, 2011 at 3:49 pm 3 comments

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