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Tinners

The Bronze Age also begins when tin from Central Asia was brought to Mesopotamia by Silk Road in 3000 BC and mixed with the copper that is abundant in Eastern Anatolia. Mankind finds salvation from the damages of copper items by tin plating. Since then, the food has been cooked in tinned pots, yoghurts have been fermented, and mırra has been drunk.
Tinsmith master Davut Abak has been continuing his father's profession in Mardin for 70 years since his childhood. In the spring months, he makes his living by tinning copper pots and pots and pans from the village and the city. In the 1970s, tin workers, who worked with coppersmiths in the coppersmith's bazaar, performed this craft on a mobile basis until recently.

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