Arts in Cappadocia
Cappadocia is a popular tourist destination, as it has many areas with unique geological, historic, and cultural features.
We higly recommend our guests to visit the vacational weaving school which employs hundreds of women in entire region and one of the oldest pottery families in Avanos. In both places, visitors are wellcomed & informed about these dying local arts without obligation of purchasing anything. In case, they like to get an item(with the certificate of origin) they can enjoy the benefits of government subsidies such as door-to-door free shipping and V.A.T reduction from the ''actual price'' written on the label.
Cappadocia Rug Weaving Art
Carpet and rug weaving have been a traditional occupation and cultural product for centuries in Cappadocia. No one knows exactly when the technique of carpet weaving first appeared; however, the oldest surviving carpet in the world is from the 5th century B.C and made in the Turkish style of a double knot. At the weaving corp. you will see how the Cappadocian women have been giving life to loops, unravelling silk cocoons, spinning and dyeing the wool using natural plants for generations.
Cappadocia Pottery Art
Just north of the Göreme National Park is Avanos, a town and district that is noted for its Turkish craft skills. To say that Avanos has a long history for pottery making is no exaggeration as the Avanos pottery art dates right back to the time of the Hittites in the Bronze Age. The town is located along the Kizilirmak (Red River) and the red silt of the Kizilirmak River is the source of the red clay that goes into pottery making. After the master potter, our guests are wellcomed on the traditional kick-wheel in order to turn the clay into their freestyle master piece.
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Avanos Cappadocia Taxi Tours
Cappadocia Vacational Weaving School
'silk section' at the weawing school
'dyeing sect.' Cappadocia Taxi Tours
Pottery Master Chez Galip in Avanos
Hittite Wine Pitcher Cappadocia Taxi
The Red River Cappadocia Taxi Tours