Silk Carpet creation Sorry about the ads, but it is a good description of how the carpets are made. They showed us the silk worms and how they silk was taken off the little worms' cocoons and made into strands of silk, and dyed. The looms with patterns were operated by younger ladies. These people needed good eye sight and stamina to sit at the looms for hours at a time. Needless to say, they only had a few years of this work, before finding some other occupation. Today in Turkey there are regions which keep this wonderful tradition alive; such rugs are woven in Konya, Kayseri, Sivas, Hereke, Yagcioglu, Kula, Dösemealti, Taspinar, Isparta, Milas, Bergama, Canakkale, Kars, Usak, Gordes, Fethiye and Yahyali. I don't have the name of the place where we were in my Journal Notes, but it was somewhere in the Taurus mountains on our way to Antalya. This is a special traditional carpet hanging on display in the entry way. I have a little silkworm cocoon somewhere in my treasures.

Recreated and uploaded September 30, 2021

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