Daily Wanderlust: artisans in Turkey

Written by on April 10, 2012 in Daily Wanderlust, Escapes - 6 Comments

Turkey is known for many of its handcrafted items — rugs particularly. However, on this trip, I stopped at a factory that created ceramics. These intricately painted items are sold throughout the country and feature beautiful patterns and pictures.

Here, a girl painstakingly outlines the design of a plate in a factory just outside of Fethiye.

About the Author

Diana Edelman is a travel writer and expat currently residing in Chiang Mai, Thailand. In 2010 she quit her job in PR to go on a solo backpacking adventure and tackle her 30-Life-Crisis. After seven months abroad, journeying throughout Europe and Africa, she returned to America and relocated to Las Vegas. Following a year-long stint back in PR, she once again quit her job to follow her dreams; this time her journey took her to the elephants and Elephant Nature Park where she is involved with raising awareness about responsible elephant tourism. Recently, Diana was named a finalist in the Destinology Travel Bloggy Awards for travel writing. She has been a regular contributor to Viator and recently served as the Las Vegas contributor for OneTravel.com and CheapOair.com. Her work has appeared in print and online, including The Huffington Post, Matador Network, Travel + Escape, Vegas Seven, World Nomads and more.

6 Comments on "Daily Wanderlust: artisans in Turkey"

  1. Steffi April 10, 2012 at 7:57 pm · Reply

    beautiful; you make me miss Turkey so much!

    • Diana April 12, 2012 at 2:48 pm · Reply

      You’ll just have to go back!! And, thank you :)

  2. Reg of The Spain Scoop April 11, 2012 at 1:26 am · Reply

    Yep! I can see that plate going nicely in my flat!

    • Diana April 12, 2012 at 2:45 pm · Reply

      Ha! You, too?? I love it!

  3. Andi of My Beautiful Adventures April 11, 2012 at 4:53 am · Reply

    Those plates are beautiful!

    • Diana April 12, 2012 at 2:44 pm · Reply

      You should see the finished product! Amazing!

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