Weekly Photo Challenge: PATTERNS


This is that pattern of a carpet that I have taken a photograph of on a visit to a carpet factory in Kusadasi, a seaport in Turkey. All the carpets were handmade and I was told that the young women employed by the company not only made the carpets during the day, they also had to make a carpet which would be part of their dowry when they got married in their spare time. Needless to say, the bigger the carpet and the more intricate the pattern are coveted by future in-laws.

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Here are a few more of my favourites:




15 thoughts on “Weekly Photo Challenge: PATTERNS

    1. Opalla Post author

      Thanks, Pat! I am pleased that sometimes the aim and shoot method still works when one is being rushed around from one place to another on a tour.

  1. vnvie

    Such beautiful carpets with intricate patterns! I regret not making it to Izmir last time I was in Turkey. It seems like there’s so much to see.

  2. greenmackenzie

    These patterns are beautiful, and I suspect quite old, in that there might be traditions in the patterns. Im imagining the rugs adorning a bedouin tent in the Arabian Desert…thank you πŸ™‚

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