Weave a rug

Turkish carpets are hand woven in Anatolia. We saw a lot of beautiful carpets. This one that Nadia is lying on is $18,000…

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To give Nadia an idea of how a carpet is woven we did this simple craft at our hotel today afternoon, while Nayeem had a hammam appointment. I took a sheet of paper and folded it in half. Then I cut lines into the paper almost till the end. Meanwhile, Nadia cut several strips out of other colored paper.

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Once we were ready, I showed Nadia how to weave one strip. She finished up the rest.

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Here’s our finished, woven piece of carpet. It does put into perspective the effort and talent involved in producing a full size beautiful carpet doesn’t it?

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Have a great week.

Cheers,

Aruna

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