Turkish carpets are hand woven in Anatolia. We saw a lot of beautiful carpets. This one that Nadia is lying on is $18,000…
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.
Once we were ready, I showed Nadia how to weave one strip. She finished up the rest.
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?
Have a great week.