Wednesday, May 11, 2005

Cappadocia's landscape and handicrafts

Yesterday we had a guided tour of Cappadocia, includıng the rock formations, underground city, churches carved into rock, as well as tours of a pottery maker and a carpet weaver.

At the pottery maker, http://www.gurayseramik.com.tr, we were shown how the pottery is made, then each person was given the opportunity to try a hand at making pottery. Afterward we were told what each piece represents.

At the carpet weaver, we were given a behind-the-scenes-tour of the looms, explained the difference among silk, wool, and wool-on-cotton carpets, and shown examples of carpets from each region of Turkey.

1 Comments:

Blogger Andres Gonzalo said...

Looks like you are having a good time. Please bring some turkish coffee... :)

Andres

1:22 PM  

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