September 7, 2010
Tuesday Erzurum Caytepe village Day 9 Table of content for Eastern Turkey Turkey tour Journal
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Mustafa’s niece is 3 years into a 12 year program for learning and teaching embroidery.
She showed us some of her embroidery work that was made from a recycled shawl. Today traditional shawls are no longer made or used; it’s too easy to buy coats in the city. The shawls are being recycled into beautiful embroidered works of art and sold in markets.
Shop 100 was selling electronics. At the end of the shopping spree we visited the Grand Mosque. There was a prayer service in session so we quietly walked through the mosque to view the two magnificent domes, one of stone and the other of wood.
From the mosque we made it over to the Cifte Minare Madrese with two imposing minarets guarding a courtyard, which was a teaching center but now preserved as a museum and is used as a community meeting place with beautiful flowers in the central courtyard. At the far end there is a small mosque and a tomb beneath the mosque. On either side of the courtyard are two teaching areas used at different times of day to stay out of the direct sunlight.
Dinner was at Koc Cag Kabob where
we were served a delicious salad and lamb kebobs that you wrapped in a
thin pita like bread with the salad and yogurt; sort of a soft taco.
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