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Economics: Crafts: Turkey
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The history of crafts in Anatolia can be traced back to 6500–5500 B.C.E. to Çatalhöyük, a Neolithic settlement where pottery making, painting, and embellishing were far ahead of other civilizations in the Near East and the Aegean world (Erbek 2002, 15). The native Hatti settlement that invented the potter's wheel, the highly aesthetic craftwork of the Hittites, Phrygians, Urartians, and Lydians, and later on Roman sculpture, Seljuk carpet weaving and tile making activities, the cultural heritage…

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Tandogan, Zerrin G., “Economics: Crafts: Turkey”, in: Encyclopedia of Women & Islamic Cultures, General Editor Suad Joseph. Consulted online on 07 December 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1872-5309_ewic_EWICCOM_0230e>
First published online: 2009

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