Clogs Making

The clogs, called ``horseshoes`` in Arabic, which left their mark on the Seljuk and Ottoman bath culture from ancient times, consist of two parts, a base made of walnut, hornbeam and willow trees, and a hanger made of leather. There are also examples of clogs, which have different varieties and heights unique to each period and region, decorated with silver plated, mother-of-pearl inlaid and precious stones.
Şeyhmus Sara, the last master of this craft in Mardin, has been making clogs for 60 years. These clogs are still used in baths and ablution rooms. You can see the silver-plated clogs, which are an indispensable part of the dowry chests of Mardin brides, in our museum.


Şehmus Sara


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