Ephesus ancient city is not far from the Selcuk town.Selcuks were tribal Turks , who migrated from the central steps of today's Russia in the 9th A.D.They settled in Anatolia with their everlasting weaving culture and they made Selcuk as the weaving capital of Turkey.The rug and Kilim making need great patience and skill.Being affected by today's modern living culture, so less of women were wanting to spend time behind a looming machine . Leaded by Turkish government, the girls in the villages were supplied looming machines and their home-made rugs, kilims were collected by the carpet cooperative houses such as 'Black Sheep Rugs',which has been an official member of the guild of weavers in Turkey since 1920.Rugs purchased by visitors, have been helping the family economies of those girls since 1987.'Black Sheep Rugs' in Selcuk,traditionally have been teaching how to make rugs to those villagers for many years and sponsoring the openings of more weaving courses for public.'Black Sheep Rugs' is also proud of sponsoring the restoration works in Ephesus and educating visitors of tours about this dieing weaving art.
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