Wednesday, October 20, 2010


On the way to the Gutlets, we stopped at a local village where they are still doing fabulous Turkish carpets in the "old way".  They actually train young girls from the local villages to make these carpets by hand and provide them jobs for life.  The head of the carpet center was quite a gregrious guy and had us all wanting to buy one of his carpets....DUH!  After showing us the ins and outs of good carpets (not from China or machines) he invited us into one of the MANY showrooms and had his gang of "used car salesmen" work us over.  It really wasn't that bad, but they unrolled about 50 carpets while were were treated to tea, soft drinks even wine.  I almost caved, but got out of there with just a bunch of pictures.

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