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Leather Goods, Turkish Tiles, Turkish Carpets, Turkish Delight
A souvenir – whether small or large, practical or decorative – can evoke a place, a culture, or an entire travel experience. Aside from all that, shopping while on holiday is just plain fun. Luckily, Kusadasi and Ephesus (Selcuk) is a shopper’s paradise, we are happy to highlight some of prospects for one-of-a-kind souvenirs that you can find during your in visit.
Turkey is known for its production of fine leather goods, and Kusadasi is teeming with opportunities to shop for handbags, jackets, boots, shoes, belts, and more. This is a great opportunity to buy custom-made goods using some of the softest, highest quality leather in the world. Turkey is known with lambs leather which is very soft. Competing in the market with a product called pelluria which is cut with 0.5 mm blades. Pelluria is also known as Silk Leather since it has a silk touch feel.
Carpets and Kilims
Turkey is known with handmade carpets and kilims. An art form Turkey is proud of. The Ancient skill of weaving carpets has been decreasing from generation to generation in Turkey. Rugs were originally made for warmth and decoration in the home, as dowry pieces for brides.There are two main kinds of rug: carpets (hali),which are knotted, and kilims, which are flatwoven with vertical (warp) and horizantal (weft) threads.
Iznik Tiles and Pottery
For centuries Iznik tiles have been treasured by art enthusiasts around the world for their flawless quality and exceptionally rich colors. The Iznik tiles made today in the small workshops. Today·s Iznik tiles are created with the same painstaking handcrafted techniques as their historic counterparts.
Lokum, Turkish Delight
Lokum or also known as Turkish Delight is a famous sweet from Turkey. It is made of corn starch and sugar, flavored and often garnished with almonds, hazelnuts or pistachios. It has been a popular sweet since 1700's.
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