(Click to get a detailed view...)
In Avanos the craftmanship of pottery is supposedly being used since
the Hittites era. About 300 smaller and bigger ateliers are to be
found here. Traditionally the profession of a potter is past from
father to the son and from master to apprentice.
Avanos with a population of around 15.000 people, lies on the bank of the Red River (Kızılırmak). The clay being used comes from this river and is of a brown red color.
last changed: Tuesday, 13-Mar-2007 18:35:53 EET