Daily Wanderlust: artisans in Turkey

Written by on April 10, 2012 in Destinations - 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.

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Diana Edelman is a travel writer and expat currently residing in Spain. Previously, she lived in Chiang Mai, Thailand where she worked for Save Elephant Foundation and Elephant Nature Park, an organization dedicated to rescuing elephants and raising awareness about responsible elephant tourism. A former career breaker and long-term solo traveler,  today, Diana is a responsible elephant tourism expert and the co-founder of #RTTC, the Responsible Travel & Tourism Collective, which includes a weekly chat on Twitter focusing on responsible tourism. She has spoken about responsible tourism at TBEX Europe and Asia and has appeared as an elephant tourism expert in numerous documentaries. Recently, Diana was featured in an episode of House Hunters International. She is a regular contributor to Top 10 Vegas, and her writing has appeared in About.com, Thought Catalog, The Huffington Post, Matador Network, Travel + Escape, Luna Luna, Vegas Seven, World Nomads, Viator, CheapOair, OneTravel 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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