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East Anatolia | Goat wool and cotton | Early 20th Century

Kara means black in Turkish languages. Carpets of Kurdish origin, they were made of highly resistant goat wool and used to dry out apricots. The dark surface was sometimes sprinkled with richly coloured small woollen embroideries. These were the ancient symbols of protection for the process of drying fruit, the only source of vitamins during the long Anatolian winters.