Carpet is one of the most important decorative items in the art history of the Turks. Its origins go back to ancient times for aesthetic purposes and covering the floor to make it warm. Sometimes, you may also see rugs (kilims) in Turkish homes beside the carpets. Different motifs on them tell different stories.
Carpet weaving is an uphill task that requires patience. On this tour, your guide will talk you through the manufacturing process, and you’ll have the chance to see those pieces of art and motifs up close and imagine how many skilled carpet artists used their craftsmanship. You may think about the stories they had in mind while creating those gorgeous hand-made carpets and kilims.
Carpet Tour For a Day in Cappadocia
Cappadocia is a National Historic Site of Central Anatolia of Turkey, where carpet weaving survived from the Byzantine times in Cappadocia, and it’s still popular in Ürgüp and Avanos. In contrast, rug weaving is more common in Kozaklı, Selime, and Gülşehir. Motifs are seen in almost all of them and are heavily influenced by their surroundings.
About Typical Private Carpet Tour
- Private Tour with a Guide
- 3 Different Stops (3 Different Experiences)
- Lasts 3 hours
- Easy Cancellation
- Free Cancellation within 48h notice.
These unique visits are reminders of the Turkish heritage, allowing you to step back in time to explore and learn more about the carpet art and history. Walk around them, and feel the fabric.
Your expert guide will be on hand to help you dive into history with the marvelous colorful carpets. Please note that there will also be shopping opportunities in the carpet stores on the site if you decide to purchase one.
- Complimentary hotel pick-up/drop-off
- Travel in a comfortable vehicle
- Professional English-speaking guide
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Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts