The Land of Unique Handicrafts

Each one is a piece of art…

 

The products of the talented people of İzmir make you feel all kinds of different emotions: Sometimes they take you back in time, re-visit history; sometimes they reflect the modern age…

 

There are many handicrafts unique to İzmir. The most important of which is the evil eye bead. It is believed that the evil eye bead protects the owner by attracting the negative energy around on itself. There are craftsmen who produce this enchanted object in different shapes and sizes with different techniques. The evil eye bead production art which has a history of 3,000 years have almost never changed and still continue in Menderes Görece and Kemalpaşa Nazarköy.

 

Among the local handicrafts that still continue in İzmir, mainly in Tire and Menemen are weaving, lashing, traditional shoe-making, beledi weaving, matting, pottery, felting and tinsmithing. It’s possible to see examples of these arts in various museums and workshops.

 

Get ready to see the most beautiful examples of handcrafted products!