Teke plateau or Lycia peninsula, situated in West of Antalya city, covered with cedar and juniper reefs, and alpine grazing in the high plateaus; is the place of Lycians, brave and proud indigenous people of Anatolia who have built a very well developed civilization until the Hellenization of the area by Alexander the great. The glory of the area continued in Hellen, Roman and Byzantine period. In 12nd century, Turks settled to the area and another proud and civilized population made this land their homeland; “Yörük” the Anatolian Turkic nomads who migrate seasonally with their huge goat flocks, camels and black tents between high lands and low lands.
We will visit different places and migrate to experience the glorious and ancient lifestyle of these civilizations; moreover we will comb and spin wool, dye it and make small trials of weaving, bread and cheese making and feel ourselves like a real nomad.
This program aims to present deeply the historical and cultural textile, cuisine aspects of Istanbul and Southwestern Anatolia in 16 days.
*Archeological and ethnographic museums, mouments and cultural centers visits, observations of authentic textiles in museums and shops, authentic textile production trials, as well as Turkish cuisine degustation all around the area we visit, and applications of Turkish cuisine as nomadic cheese and nomadic bread making.
*Visit to many museums, culutral centers and monuments in Istanbul during three days,
*Live one week of real authentic nomad life experience with wool processing, dyeing, weaving, cheese and bread making attractions and,
*Visit ancient and famous cities of Lycian and Roman Empires, museums and old city walkings in Antalya old city center.
Sadberk Hanim Museum
Turkish Islamic Arts Museum