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The Culture of Turkish Rugs

Before marriage, while mastering the textile arts, young girls create the ceyiz, a dowry collection of beautiful things that will be useful in their future homes. A girl might knit socks and create a heybe, a saddlebag, for her husband to carry over his shoulder at the market in a public display of her domestic …

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Sufi Shoes- Dervish Slipper

Whirling Dervishes – Sema What is Sema dance? Sema literally means universe. The dance focuses on the inner spirit; a way to connect with God or feel the presence of Him all around. The dervishes wear conical hats, white tunics , short jackets and dervish leather shoes (Kamarchin). Dervish shoes are handcrafted from calfskin leather. It is indoor …