Cappadocia, Turkey as a whole and in general, largely living by selling numerous gifts. In all localities there are any small private workshops producing carpets, plates, jewelry or figurines. Most of the production goes to markets in major cities, but sell something on the spot. In any mini-factory, as a rule, you can get on the tour, free of charge. Works all the traditional pattern: first you tell, show what and how produced, and then lead into the store.
Potteries in Turkey is not just a lot, but a lot. At the same time every district and almost every shop has its own style, their own colors and patterns. Craft inherited, and each workshop is proud of the antiquity of their traditions. The owner of a pottery workshop, for example, during a story repeated several times that the business he inherited from his father, who - from his father - and so to a certain tribe there.
In every workshop the most important entertainment - is to look at the process of the emergence of a subject. For the manufacture of earthenware plates, for example, usually use a wooden disk on the grinding wheel. At the bottom of the circle is one big circle, coupled with the actual axis of the potter's wheel. The lower range set in motion the legs - the potter's wheel rotates, and rotating product hands to the desired shape. Finished products carefully removed from a potter's wheel and put out to dry along the wall or in a separate room.
For the manufacture of pitchers used potter's wheel, a different form, the principle of manufacturing the same:
Finished clay plates / pots treated with white enamel paint and start. This is perhaps the most interesting process. Here there are a variety of drawings to the traditional east repetitive motifs.
Finished plates are so colorful, that from them, as well as from Istanbul tiles , ruffle starts in their eyes:
However, it is difficult not to agree that such plates - this whole work of art:
And here is the product of a local shop, which ends any such tour:
Manufacture of carpets - it is perhaps even more labor intensive than the creation of dishes. Weave knot for knot - a long tedious work that requires tremendous perseverance and great patience, and along with nedyuzhy health. Price of the carpet, the higher the more time was spent on its production. The most expensive silk carpets are obtained: they have the highest density of nodes (up to two million units per square meter) and more complex and rich ornaments. One small silk rug can weave almost a year.
Silk is extracted from silkworm cocoons:
Special unit for silk:
The cocoons of silkworms:
From six to eight kilograms of cocoons by a special treatment are not more than one kilogram of silk:
Neutral carpet weaving is not an example faster than silk. But there need stamina, perseverance and a strong back:
Tour ends with a demonstration of traditional products, which can be purchased:
The most expensive of carpets for sale - silk rug:
For those wishing to have even carpets picture:
And the mass of carpets for every taste:
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