At the end of our two-day tour to Troy and Gallipoli, our tour guide, Mr. G, asked if we wanted to see a carpet demonstration. Of course our group did! We went to this very nice shop where they explained how carpets are made and the differences between silk, wool, and cotton carpets. The demonstrator was wonderful and taught us a lot about this traditional art.
|Beautiful silk rug|
|Trimming the knotted silk. In a silk carpet, there are over 1,000 knots|
in a square centimeter.
|Want to know how to tell the difference between a hand made and|
machine made carpet? When you walk from one side to the other,
the colours will change. Like this....
|Same carpet - from the other direction|
|My small - but fabulous - Turkish rug!|