November 10, 2021
Nallihan plains, Ankara Turkey
Travelling To Turkey After The Pandemic, Impressions Of An 85 Years Old German Ethnologist
Prof. Dr. Peter Thiele is a very well-known academician, traveler, ethnologist, and lecturer. He has given lectures in many universities in Germany and Japan and was […]
November 21, 2020
Star UShak carpet, 17th century, Western Anatolia
Handwoven Carpets of Turkey -3 Western Anatolia
Western Anatolia is a very special place in Turkey, which combines the Hellenistic culture and the Turkmen culture on the same ground. The area is relatively […]
November 19, 2020
Antique Konya Karacadağ-Işıklar carpet, Early 19th century, Central Anatolia
Handwoven Carpets of Turkey – 2 Central Anatolia
Central Anatolia is another cultural and geographic area in which many centers of pile carpet weaving are accumulated. The area inhabited for approximately 10 millenniums had […]
November 19, 2020
Trbal carpet belonging to Reshwan Kurds, 19th century, Eastern Anatolia
Handwoven Carpets of Turkey -1 Eastern Anatolia
Eastern Anatolia has specific geography very suitable to feed sheep and goats and make transhumance. The high altitude of the pastures and the summer rains and […]
November 19, 2020
Women comb the wool Artvin, North-Eastern Turkey
Fiber Culture, The Nomad Way to Use Wool, Goat Hair and Other Fibers in Weavings
The nomads in Turkey have based their culture and traditions mostly on animal husbandry and textile production. The nomadic textiles are as famous as the sheep […]
November 18, 2020
Anatolian Turkmen Black tent view from the outside
Different types of Nomadic Tents in Turkey
Nomads in Turkey used different types of tribal tents according to their ethnicity, economic factors, and historical events. In recent years, changing life conditions have pushed […]
November 18, 2020
Antique vanity bag from Cental Turkey Late 19th centrury
Handwoven Nomadic Bags of Turkey
Nomadic bags are a very important part of nomadic weaving culture because it reflects not only the functionality and durability of these objects but tat the […]
November 18, 2020
Camp cooking with legumes and potatoes
Trekkers, what to eat while migrating on The Nomad Way – Turkey
The Nomad Way – Turkey is interestingly different from other trekking/hiking ways in terms of orientation from south to north and therms of altitude climbing from […]
November 17, 2020
Ushak carpet, prayer size, 17th century
Carpets of Turkey Through The History Of Anatolia
The Anatolian Peninsula has been inhabited by Turkic tribes since the early 11th century. During the decline of the Seljuk Empire in Iran and increasing Mongol […]
November 17, 2020
Sinanlı Kurdish tribeswoman spinning wool, 1980s Malatya, Eastern Turkey, photo courtesy Josephine Powell. Suna Kıraç Foundation
Interact With Locals, Collecting Memories on The Nomad Way – Turkey
The Nomadic Way Turkey is one of the safest and calm Trekking paths in Turkey and the Middle East. The local people living there is calm, […]
November 17, 2020
The Properties of Turkish Nomadic Black Tents
          Turkmens of Anatolia have used the black nomadic tent for more than 300 years. Before the Ottomans banned nomads to animal […]
November 17, 2020
A villager collecting laurel , Southern Turkey
How To Benefit From the Nature on The Nomad Way Turkey
The Nomad Way – Turkey has one of the most diverse floras of the Mediterranean Basin. The trekking route situated from south to north has a […]
November 17, 2020
A father-daughter couple fixing the nomad bags onto a camel before migration, Kahramanmaraş, South-Eastern Turkey, 1980s, Photo courtesy Josephine Powell
Hand-Weavings Belonging to The Nomadic Culture
Turkey has a deep and extensive weaving history and culture. There had been many weaving activities in different regions covering personal needs or having commercial purposes […]
November 16, 2020
Trekking on the Lycisn Way, South Western Turkey
Equipment for Trekkers/Hikers on The Migration on The Nomad Way-Turkey
          While crossing the Nomad Way-Turkey, hikers/trekkers will help to make the journey easy and more enjoyable with the equipment and professional […]
November 16, 2020
Pine forests surrounding the Mediterranean plains
The Geography of The Western Taurus Mountains – Turkey
The Western Taurus Mountains are a portion of the great Alp-Himalaya mountain chain crossing the majority of Europe and Asia continents. It begins from the slopes […]
November 15, 2020
Medieval picture depicting the journey of MArco Polo Crossing the Silk Road 14th century
Turkey, Gate of 1001 Nights Tales to The Western World
Turkey has been always a very important point of the Middle-East from the first periods of humanity until nowadays. The earliest human beings who developed a […]
November 13, 2020
Silk yarns dyed by MArmara University Beautiful Arts Section using natural dyes natural dyes
Colors Used In Turkish Textiles
Turkish textiles have been appreciated and loved all over the world for their visual beauty with different patterns, techniques, and quality. The visual art applied during […]
November 13, 2020
Hiking -Trekking Routes of Turkey, Best in The Mediterranean
Turkey has a multitude of trekking routes which are crossed by tens of thousands of people who are mostly tourists coming from all over the world. […]
November 12, 2020
Turkish pie carpet fragment from Konya area, 17th Century, Cental Turkey, Turkish and Islamic Arts Museum
Different Types of Textiles in Turkey
Turkish textiles have always been in the very center of Turkish daily life, during the whole history, beginning from the arrival of Turks, in the early […]
November 11, 2020
Karakeçili Turkmens migrate to the winter quarters, Ushak, Western Turkey, 2019
What Is The Nomad Way – Turkey
The Nomad Way – Turkey is the accumulation of the walkways used by nomads living in Turkey to reach the summer encampment areas generally situated in […]
November 11, 2020
Anatolian Turkmen Nomads expose their weaving skills in during the migration. Çanakkale, Western Turkey, 1997
Nomadism in Turkey, Why and How
he transhumance activities had begun in Anatolia after the neolithic period, combined with the early bronze age. In many highland plateaus in Turkey, the petroglyphs depicting […]
November 9, 2020
Konya Carpet, 17th Century
Material and Mastery Make Turkish Textiles Unique in The World
Turkey has always been the land of diversities. The Anatolian peninsula that reaches over from east to west includes topographic and geographical diversities which lead to […]
November 7, 2020
Turkish Textiles Reflect The People Of Turkey
Textiles have always been a very important aspect of the local life in the Anatolian peninsula during its history. A cover to be protected from the […]
May 11, 2020
Dursun Öztaban weaving an Anatolian Turkmen blackc tent from goat hair, Olukbaşı village, BOzdoğan, Aydın, Western Turkey, 2015
Uncle Dursun, the Last of The Tent Benders
The first meeting of me with Uncle was during a search for master in order to make my black tent made. I already knew that there […]
May 11, 2020
culture and ethnicity
The Backstage, We Are a Biiiig Family!
The idea of making a nomad lifestyle revival tour has risen under a heavy atmosphere of corporate business. (!) Who would think that walking in Turkey’s […]
May 11, 2020
carpet weavers
Bayram’s Story
Bayram and his family Coming from a Turkmen family which settled on the Konya Plain many generations back, Bayram makes his living by weaving carpets and […]
May 11, 2020
loom carpet
A Desire Revealed, the Story of Ismail
  Ismail is a teacher of Turkish Literature in one the most prestigious high schools of Kayseri, one of the cities mostly known by its fine […]
May 11, 2020
5 Reasons Why You Should Definitely Visit Turkey This Summer
  Beautiful nature of The Mediterranean Coasts Turkey has one of the cleanest sea coasts of the Mediterranean, preserved with very diversified undersea life, gold sandy […]
May 11, 2020
Turkey, the Homeland of Intangible Cultural Heritage
Turkey which is founded mainly in Anatolian Peninsula embraces many cultures, ethnicities and civilizations with their proper identities and roles in the history. This land is […]
May 11, 2020
Nomad Cuisine, Would You Like Some?
Nomad cuisine is one of the disappearing sub-branches of Turkish Cuisine. The nomadic life in Anatolia had been practiced much before Turks came to the land […]
May 11, 2020
From the Sky to the Ground, Autumn Migration of Nomads
For thousands of years, nomads have been migrating according to the season, to benefit from the different altitudes at the foot and on top of the […]
May 11, 2020
Silk yarns dyed by MArmara University Beautiful Arts Section using natural dyes natural dyes
Colors through eyes and hands of Anatolian weavers
Weaving activity in Anatolia dates back at least 9,000 years and is practiced by Anatolian men and especially women in parallel of the daily needs and […]
May 11, 2020
A Challenge Beyond Borders
This is Reza, Reza is a member of Qashqa’i community. Qashqa’i people are one of the most well-known nomadic tribes of Iran. They have been known […]