Sunday, July 28, 2013

Golden Yarn Carpet, Cappadocia, Turkey, Nov 2012

Dear Diary,

After fathoming historical truths behind construction ofunderground cities, we then marveled at intricate art of carpet weaving. We paid a visit to Golden Yarn Carpet, a carpet factory. What’s special about this place is that the carpets here are handmade instead of mass produced by machines.

First, we were given a brief explanation on carpet making at a work room. In the room, there are women hard at weaving yarns.

That's a beauty! So detailed...
Weaving techniques
The colorful yarns are then patiently woven into elaborate complex patterns carpets. We were told that it takes months to handmade a carpet. They use good quality materials and apply double knotting weaving technique.

Next, we were ushered into a show room in which we were served hot tea as welcoming drink. Then, they started to bring out all types of carpet one by one. We went ooh and aah over the wide selections of carpets being shown to us. The carpets that come in assortment of shapes, colors and patterns are all beautiful of course. However, since they’re handmade, the prices are very expensive. A small rectangle carpet more or less the same size as a bathmat (alas kaki) is priced at USD250; whereas, larger ones reach thousands of dollars. Try converting it into RM, whoa boleh pengsan ooo.

None of us bought anything. Jamu mata je la.

Address: Urgup Yolu Uchisar Nevsehir, Turkey. Telephone number: +90 384 219 3110. Website:

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