At a time when it was manually materials back off quickly out of usea group of Craftsmen in Historic Kazancılar Çarşısı (Boiler Makers Bazaar) in Southern Province of Turkey of Adana cling to them dying Profession. In a market dominated by talk shops Today’s artisans of Different skills work Tirelessly despite their age.
Centuries of market, popular location in Adana is home For boilermakers, tailors, coppersmiths, carpenters and members of Other professions whose number of clients has decreased over The past Few decades. Most of them were flying trade for approx half a century But they still have enthusiasm of their youth whether sewing trousers or hammering and polishing copper cauldrons. After all, hmm skills rare in a new An era when young people don’t care much in those professions. Some are younger than their kids shops They crossed the bazaar and almost everyone learned their trade from Usta (master).
Among them is Süleyman Koçuk Koz. Seventy-year-old started work 57 years ago and he hasn’t moved much shop where he acts as “sayacı” (supreme maker), a profession which includes the tailor-made design of Shoes by shaping their sole and weaving by hand. Projection out of School due to poverty, Küçükgöz found himself as a trainee of a sayacı when he was still a child. Over time, he rose to the rank of “kalfa” or a journeyman before his own improvement skills enough to open up owned by him shops. “We have done and are doing everything by hand skills He gave me this job, thank God earned enough money To get my three children in the University “.
that it rise of The machines that left a problem for elderly craftsmen like Küçükgöz. ripple factories out shoes that artisan like Küçükgöz can not do in Such a short time, led to the closure of else shops in Bazaar. Küçükgöz himself reduced His workload is now simply getting ready for a shoe that will last in for him small shop. “I have pension But I prefer to work here, instead of spend my time in cafes. I spent a lot of time here in This bazaar. I have to know many peopleSome died, others quit the job. still people shop me and view me as last ‘stronghold’ of this is profession,” He said.
Güneri Filizgil, 63-year-old coppersmith, first He entered the bazaar when he was 8 years old. for him father wanted From him “to learn the job” for future prospects when a coppersmith hired him as an apprentice. Accustomed to work In the shop in afternoon when it was young A boy but he spent all his time there after he fell out of school when father He died and he had to support for for him family. Filizgil . started out in The business Action traditional copper kettles and small heaters. Over time, it became his business evolvedand nowadays exclusively manufactures used copper plates in Bread and food sweets. “I love my work. It’s beautiful handmade. I make enough money for for a living” says.
Abdullah Enler has worked as a tailor since he was 9 years old. 69-year old man like his neighbors in The bazaar has begun work as an intern. He remembers the days when he was profession He was ‘respectful’ and they barely had any free time because they were trying to meet demand. “The technology advanced now and sound of Stitching machines that didn’t stop here, don’t exist anywhere now.”