Why Turkey's 1000-Year-Old Handwoven Carpet Industry Is Struggling

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Turkey's hand-woven rugs and carpets are worth thousands of dollars. But a lack of tourists and a dwindling economy is hitting the industry hard.
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Why Turkey's 1000-Year-Old Handwoven Carpet Industry Is Struggling

DanboDroid Πριν 22 ώρες
if i had money i would buy a few.to hang on my wall :D
chris blank
chris blank Πριν ημέρα
400th comment
Dhivya Sriram
Dhivya Sriram Πριν ημέρα
Is there an online purchase option for such handmade Turkish products/carpets
Rusty 2k
Rusty 2k Πριν ημέρα
This is as difficult as coding I guess . Hats to these ladies .
Rusty 2k
Rusty 2k Πριν ημέρα
Any carpet lover here?
Floydene Norred
Floydene Norred Πριν ημέρα
Start advertising on the internet!!!!!
Michael Bubble
Michael Bubble Πριν 2 ημέρες
Well duh 🙄.....lots of industries are struggling......
Ayesha Family
Ayesha Family Πριν 2 ημέρες
What is this
A Dolite
A Dolite Πριν 2 ημέρες
i understand now how to roughly calculate correctly
that coffee feel
that coffee feel Πριν 2 ημέρες
I wish they would start etsy shops and sell directly to people
Color Light
Color Light Πριν 3 ημέρες
Blake West
Blake West Πριν 4 ημέρες
Time to automate. ☹️☹️☹️☹️
k&h. sk
k&h. sk Πριν 5 ημέρες
Great arts'👌 beautiful skills
Ece Πριν 5 ημέρες
"Perfection only belongs to Allah" Wow sübhanallah 🥺😍
Thibo Meurkens
Thibo Meurkens Πριν 5 ημέρες
“We cannot create perfection.” My ass.. These carpets are dang wonderful!!
m asad butt
m asad butt Πριν 5 ημέρες
Perfection belongs to Allah. Beautiful
human bean
human bean Πριν 5 ημέρες
Open the industry and teach people of developing country this skill and they will be able to make carpets and they will earn too
Mustafa Mustafa
Mustafa Mustafa Πριν 5 ημέρες
iiDonutGamezz 35
iiDonutGamezz 35 Πριν 7 ημέρες
These carpets are always so pretty
Alias Incognito
Alias Incognito Πριν 7 ημέρες
I'm glad that traditions like this are still alive and thriving
BrotherMohd Hanif
BrotherMohd Hanif Πριν 7 ημέρες
I love turquoise carpet colors 🤩
مہندی ڈیزائن Henna AArt
مہندی ڈیزائن Henna AArt Πριν 8 ημέρες
MashAllah Great Women
t ldead
t ldead Πριν 9 ημέρες
You see turkey is trying to copy persian rug designs thats why🙄
John Marston
John Marston Πριν 8 ημέρες
Carpets in ottoman empire were very popular probably more popular than it was in persian empire
Manju Roy
Manju Roy Πριν 9 ημέρες
Simple answer: They don't get paid well
Mesut Tufekci
Mesut Tufekci Πριν 10 ημέρες
Tabloya iki cizgi atip bu sanat demesi kolay.. Işte bu ğerçekten bir sanat. Kadınlarımızla gurur duyuyorum. MaşaAllah la kuvvete illa billah 🤲
Julian Wilcox
Julian Wilcox Πριν 12 ημέρες
siraj ma
siraj ma Πριν 15 ημέρες
No 1 rugs made in turkey 🇹🇷 thanks guys .
vicby puppycouch
vicby puppycouch Πριν 15 ημέρες
Noeraldin Kabam
Noeraldin Kabam Πριν 15 ημέρες
Stop becoming a dictatorship and the tourists will return.
vicby puppycouch
vicby puppycouch Πριν 15 ημέρες
Wait it is?
Dami Damimn
Dami Damimn Πριν 16 ημέρες
Turkey old is just 80 jears ,،➡️1000🤔🤔🤔🤔You mean Iran carpt is1000s Jears
Nisa Nur
Nisa Nur Πριν 15 ημέρες
@Dami Damimn if you google turkishculture.org you can read it in english there. The title called ‘A Brief Outline of Turkish History’
Dami Damimn
Dami Damimn Πριν 15 ημέρες
@Nisa Nur 4000؟؟؟؟؟؟،🤔🤔🤔🤔🤔🤔🤔
Nisa Nur
Nisa Nur Πριν 15 ημέρες
Republic of Turkey is 98 years old but Turks have about three thousand years of history
Lucid Dreamer
Lucid Dreamer Πριν 16 ημέρες
So this industry is making 1000-year-old handwoven carpets?
FP-green Πριν 16 ημέρες
Honestly i never understood why these were so popular. I always saw them as old people carpets and i personally find them ugly as shit.
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ᗩᑎᑌᑭᖇᗩՏᕼ ᘜᗩᑌTᗩᗰ Πριν 16 ημέρες
Sidharat Mohanty
Sidharat Mohanty Πριν 16 ημέρες
Everyone turkey itself isn't 1000 years old
Sidharat Mohanty
Sidharat Mohanty Πριν 11 ημέρες
@Selim Koc seljuks are not 1000 year old either
Selim Koc
Selim Koc Πριν 11 ημέρες
Guess the ottoman empire never existed and the seljuks
K T Πριν 17 ημέρες
This is what the global elite want shut down all small business so they can control every good you buy...
JC Πριν 17 ημέρες
Song called @ 3:25
Jared Nomak
Jared Nomak Πριν 17 ημέρες
Not only carpet industry but also all other industries are effected because of COVID-19!!!!!
khb Πριν 17 ημέρες
2:23 mashallah respect!
JAM Πριν 17 ημέρες
Indeed perfection belongs to Allah only.
sagaya sophia
sagaya sophia Πριν 17 ημέρες
Wow 🤩😍
Devesh Thakur 1
Devesh Thakur 1 Πριν 18 ημέρες
Carpet 💚🙋‍♂️
Hope of dawn
Hope of dawn Πριν 18 ημέρες
Kashmiri handwoven carpet business is also damaged & disrupted by Indian government by not providing them any market in domestic and foreign markets.
Nabiha Habibullah
Nabiha Habibullah Πριν 18 ημέρες
PIDO WAYNE Πριν 19 ημέρες
we have one at home and I didn't know how super complicated it was to make..BYE GONNA CLEAN IT NOW
Prateek Dhawan
Prateek Dhawan Πριν 19 ημέρες
Do sad wanted to help them 😟
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Hud-Hud The Messenger Πριν 19 ημέρες
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Bill Smart
Bill Smart Πριν 19 ημέρες
1000 years for a country stablished less than 100 years ago!?!
Bill Smart
Bill Smart Πριν 18 ημέρες
@Alara K you’re welcome. You can call other ethnicities as Americans or Norwegians, but the reality is not changed. If you call a Greek, a Kurd, an Armenian, a Balkan, a Circassian, a Persian, a Hittite as Turk, it’s exactly like calling Japanese people, Saudis! Doesn’t make sense unless you want to assimilate people to misuse them for reaching out your purpose, or you are a fool! Once a person with blue eye and light brown hair and white skin or hairy light brown skin color with thick mustache can become a person with yellow glabrous skin with oriental eye, then you can call Anatolians Turks, and Turks Anatolians! 😉 just naming something wrong doesn’t change the reality. The interesting part is that when an Uyghur talks to a person from Turkey, the only language they can communicate is English! 😃 have been witness several time here in Detroit and also Wyne state university. Maybe you guys can make it by faking it, but enlightening never stops. 🙂🤗 you have a good day as well.
Alara K
Alara K Πριν 18 ημέρες
Thank you for teaching my history. I meant those nations lived together and the culture was born. Also Bulgarians, Armenians, Kurds, Cherkess and all the ethnicities still live in Turkey and we call ourselves Turks overall. I didn’t assert that culture is %100 Uyghur Turkish but I see (as most of us) these ethnicities as Turkish too. I like the diversity comes within multicultural area. Have a good day :).
Bill Smart
Bill Smart Πριν 19 ημέρες
@Alara K dude! What are you talking about?!? Turk seljuks were less than 1000 years moved from southwest of Mongolia (northwest of china) and central Asia and attacked Anatolia. There wasn’t even1 Turk in the region 1000 years ago. All were Hittites, Palaic, Lydians, Circassians, Romans, Persians, Georgians, Armenians, Kurds, Balkans, Bulgars and ... if you speak Turkish, does it mean you are a turk?! Are people in Turkey even a tiny bit similar to Turk Uyghurs?!? More than half of the Africa speak English and French, it means they are from England and France?! 😂😂😂 dude! When Iran, Afghanistan, Tajikistan, Armenia, Azerbaijan (Great Persia) made carpets Turks were far far aways from civilizations in middle east. You know that still the most expensive carpet in the world is Persian carpet. Don’t make yourself a fool. Even Ataturk with blue eyes and light brownish hair was everything but a Turk. cheers! 👋🏻
Alara K
Alara K Πριν 19 ημέρες
The republic is less than a century but the Turkish culture is more than 1000 years. You can see different Turkish regions around the world. :)
tnt Cichlids
tnt Cichlids Πριν 19 ημέρες
my friends parents has one custom made they frizz up after few months carpet falls apart its definitely not worth the price
tnt Cichlids
tnt Cichlids Πριν 19 ημέρες
4000$ for a years work lol probably cost more to pay workers then it is to make this lol
Nikhil Rudra
Nikhil Rudra Πριν 19 ημέρες
world citizen G
world citizen G Πριν 19 ημέρες
Stepping on the rugs inside the Blue Mosque of Istanbul is like Stepping on clouds ☁️. I went inside a carpet shop near the Cistern museum, the lady was patiently weaving all day
Super Sid Japan
Super Sid Japan Πριν 19 ημέρες
The artistry is incredible but the designs I think are a huge part of why they aren't doing well.
Super Sid Japan
Super Sid Japan Πριν 19 ημέρες
@Alara K I understand the cultural aspects of these designs. However if they want to continue their beautiful work they'll need to make more modern designs. I'm hazarding a guess that the rich and famous in Turkey would already have heirloom rugs so they need to look internationally to bring in extra income.
Alara K
Alara K Πριν 19 ημέρες
Hahaha as a Turkish I understand you but these are the cultural patterns mostly affected by mid eastern and Persian cultures in the past. So those patterns are related to them, also in the past carpets are used to express emotions by young women. If they’re sad, they create it and tell it in that way to their lovers. Or for themselves. So you can see signs of grief, happiness and sadness all together. I thought you might wanna know it but still i agree with you. Sometimes i don’t see what they saw.
abhinav155 Πριν 20 ημέρες
So mesmerizing
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Queenly Πριν 20 ημέρες
I love everything hand made
Amit das
Amit das Πριν 20 ημέρες
TY 😃
Araf Tamim
Araf Tamim Πριν 20 ημέρες
zack Πριν 20 ημέρες
so beautiful!! i love these videos
Keen Heat
Keen Heat Πριν 20 ημέρες
discretionary spending industry like these are always the first one to go during a recession environment. I'm sure they suffered during the 2008 housing crisis, 2000 dot-com bubble, and all other economic bubble before then. I don't think this is anything new. If the industry manage to survive hundred of different wars, myriad of economic recession environment, through its 1000 year of history. I'm sure it will survive covid too.
Shananda Q.
Shananda Q. Πριν 21 ημέρα
I saw these in the factory when I visited Turkey. Absolutely a piece of art, I wish I had gotten myself one but they were so expensive, even the smallest ones 😭 Literally everyone who was on the tour with didn't buy one either, we could only admired it :')
Eric Carabetta
Eric Carabetta Πριν 21 ημέρα
I feel like even $4000 is cheap for a handmade rug that takes months to make.
Lonne Khalid
Lonne Khalid Πριν 21 ημέρα
I’m sure this will last a century
Nick Tortilla
Nick Tortilla Πριν 21 ημέρα
Because no one can afford to purchase these rugs except the rich? The clientele pool is small and they can only purchase and own so many rugs.
Sophia Z.
Sophia Z. Πριν 19 ημέρες
I can’t even afford to travel to turkey, forget even purchasing these rugs! They’re gorgeous and they take a lot of work so the price is justifiable but I just personally can’t afford it.
Sentimental Prime
Sentimental Prime Πριν 21 ημέρα
Kayi Obasi😍😍😍
Orhan Kaplan
Orhan Kaplan Πριν 21 ημέρα
My Turkish grandma has one of these
lifebrarian Πριν 21 ημέρα
I hate Erdogan’s guts and I’m not going to support his country’s economy by traveling there or buying rugs.
Toys Show 2018
Toys Show 2018 Πριν 21 ημέρα
Best of luck
Toys Show 2018
Toys Show 2018 Πριν 21 ημέρα
Toys Show 2018
Toys Show 2018 Πριν 21 ημέρα
Very beautiful job I love it
Toys Show 2018
Toys Show 2018 Πριν 21 ημέρα
Wow great work
Sam Khan
Sam Khan Πριν 21 ημέρα
The famous Kayi tribe women were best known for their hand crafted rugs/carpets respect and love. 🇹🇷🇵🇰
Lisa Schreiber
Lisa Schreiber Πριν 21 ημέρα
absolutely beautiful
Reza Yavari Parand
Reza Yavari Parand Πριν 21 ημέρα
Everyone knows Persian carpets are the best
Cm Πριν 20 ημέρες
As a Brit I prefer Turkish rugs
Мохамед Аль-Мохамед
Мохамед Аль-Мохамед Πριν 21 ημέρα
Theresa D. Childs
Theresa D. Childs Πριν 21 ημέρα
They need to change their sales lane, internet sales.
GBat Underfall
GBat Underfall Πριν 21 ημέρα
I didn't know why i but i heard turkish and korean sounds so similar 😂
Talia Lee
Talia Lee Πριν 16 ημέρες
Because they are belong to same language family.
Sony 00
Sony 00 Πριν 21 ημέρα
Perhaps the government without speaking names and political choices of Turkey in recent years are also driving tourists away.
Alparslan Korkmaz
Alparslan Korkmaz Πριν 21 ημέρα
Nice video.
Shithead with a hard R
Shithead with a hard R Πριν 21 ημέρα
get bent, you dimwits, every kind of business is struggling
Victoria Uwu
Victoria Uwu Πριν 21 ημέρα
This such a beautiful form of art if I ever had that kind of money in the future I would definitely invest in one
Vervain Πριν 21 ημέρα
Every single carpet had its owners story. Women wrote their love, hate, hope and life to these carpets in the past. I wish I could save this 1000 years old tradition
Güldeniz Yürük
Güldeniz Yürük Πριν 21 ημέρα
Ne büyük emek, eelleriniz dert görmesin 👍❤👍
AL ROD Πριν 21 ημέρα
Being skilled is not for everyone. This is really cool!
lemard mays
lemard mays Πριν 22 ημέρες
Thank you so much for giving an insight as to how rugs ate made.
Meryem Görünü
Meryem Görünü Πριν 22 ημέρες
I ‘ m Turkish 🇹🇷🇹🇷
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They Need contemporary, fresher designs beside the traditional ones.
RC Cowboy
RC Cowboy Πριν 22 ημέρες
You want to know why there struggling because they don’t look good in a house anymore
memer 1027
memer 1027 Πριν 20 ημέρες
they actually can look good it just depends on your style
Sumit Chand
Sumit Chand Πριν 22 ημέρες
जय श्री राम
Ai Orlin
Ai Orlin Πριν 22 ημέρες
This beautiful 👍🏻
Interior Design by ie_art_of_design
Interior Design by ie_art_of_design Πριν 22 ημέρες
I sadly don’t think that’s only Covid that makes this industry struggle. It’s also the lack of appreciation of a generation raised with the “buy cheap-throw away-buy new one” mentality. What most people don’t know is the fact that some of these handwoven rugs are handed down from generation to generation and can survive hundreds of years. Please don’t even compare it to industrially made, cheap store carpets, it’s an insult to the century-long tradition of carpet-making.
GTFantom Πριν 7 ημέρες
@xemma446 they're obviously talking about people who can afford it
sepa at work
sepa at work Πριν 16 ημέρες
@Matthew Topazio not me, i just got a 10% increase in my wage yesterday. And it will be applied to my January 2021 salary as well. I may be a Millennial, but poor I'm not.
Matthew Topazio
Matthew Topazio Πριν 16 ημέρες
Not that the people making these carpets don't deserve adequate wages for their work but it is ridiculously expensive for the average person of this generation to buy these things when there's a lack of jobs, a need for higher education, lower wages, student debt, inadequate Healthcare and a dying planet I don't think keeping up an international rug industry is this generations priority
sepa at work
sepa at work Πριν 17 ημέρες
Dont vuy anything from China. If you must buy import stuff, but these kinds of things
Ertan Fişek
Ertan Fişek Πριν 19 ημέρες
IsaacRulez88 Πριν 22 ημέρες
“A rug really does tie the room together” Jeff “The Dude” Lebowski
Liiuk Πριν 22 ημέρες
because they're a genocide state
Douglas Kalberg
Douglas Kalberg Πριν 22 ημέρες
All the dude ever wanted was his rug back, man. It really tied the room together.
Tony InLosAngeles
Tony InLosAngeles Πριν 21 ημέρα
Utku Çetin
Utku Çetin Πριν 22 ημέρες
It’s good to see u here in turkey but the price tag was a bit much,4000$ equal 28,000₺ and its a bit much
Baris Πριν 22 ημέρες
Incredible piece of art. Hopefully I can buy one of those authentic ones rather than their cheap clones. Art will disappear if the value and work behind it isn't seen.
TuAFFalcon Πριν 22 ημέρες
Our carpets are magic. Throw one off a rooftop then jump on it. I take no responsibility for anything stated.
Fernando Granzow de La Cerda
Fernando Granzow de La Cerda Πριν 22 ημέρες
B.I.: “Why Turkey’s carpet industry is struggling?” Answer: Covid-19 Me: Just like every business in the whole world.
Boruto Uzumaki
Boruto Uzumaki Πριν 12 ημέρες
No it’s not about pandemic mosty because of Economic crysis in Turkey
Musterror Πριν 18 ημέρες
@Sophia Z. You don't have to buy expensive rugs like that, I would say that the people who have a lot of money should buy expensive rugs, handmade things to support these people
Sophia Z.
Sophia Z. Πριν 19 ημέρες
Idk if it’s only that. A lot of ppl would rather just buy factory made rugs from Walmart for $150 than spend $4k on a handmade one
Musterror Πριν 21 ημέρα
Did you know that over 200million people lost they're job due Corona? It's so sad to see so many people losing they're houses jobs and families
ROXXON SNOWBALL Πριν 22 ημέρες
"Perfections only belongs to Allah" That melts my heart
JJEW JJEW Πριν 7 ημέρες
It belong to Yahweh
Aftab Hussain
Aftab Hussain Πριν 12 ημέρες
@Im just A Miner yes
Zara.A _
Zara.A _ Πριν 12 ημέρες
Same :)
Im just A Miner
Im just A Miner Πριν 20 ημέρες
It’s wrongly translated she actually says perfection only belongs to my god not specifying the name of her god, which i think is amazing because perfection does belong to everyones god no matter what religion you are 👌👍
Ismet Medović
Ismet Medović Πριν 21 ημέρα
@Aftab Hussain Ignore him,he is just being rude.
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Bubbly Investor Πριν 22 ημέρες
Designs are not good.
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