When we think of traditional Turkish crafts it’s hard not to imagine their famous rugs. The little village of Karacakilavuz has created its own touristic allure based solely around the production of their handmade rugs. It is also one of the oldest centres of textile-weaving in the country.

Modern times have brought faster and cheaper alternatives to hand-woven rugs, yet this has not deterred the townsfolk. They are steadfast in their knowledge that their handmade rugs are of a far superior quality, as well as being more unique, traditional and beautiful. The town today is keeping this traditional handcraft alive through their passion and determination.


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Istanbul, Turkey