Ethnographic Museum attracts great attention

22nd, 2012
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The Etnographic Museum which is about Nomadic culture and moved to Keçi Book Store on Dispanser Street nowadays is often visited by enthusiasts. Artifacts in the museum tell of a former period with one-to-one relation, and they are said to be the product of 30 years hard work. Ethnographic museum reflects all the features of nomad culture, and even the tiniest detail is taken care of. The Museum lends insight into the people of the past in this region of southern Turkey. It features dozens of small wax human figures of varying heights in a variety of scenes of typical Anatolian villages, including women milking, spinning and cooking bread; shepherds, oxen and carriages, and many more. Even a shaving bridegroom, a horse-riding bride, people working in the field are displayed at these figures.  The scenes are well done and the figures are up to a metre in height. The museum perhaps attracts more attention in central Fethiye than in Ölüdeniz. Mayor of Ölüdeniz Keramettin Yılmaz said that all the activities, such as training courses and cultural activities carried out at the museum will continue.  The figures were prepared by artist and sculptor Tülay Aktaş  using wax, representing almost forsaken traditions and customs of life in Anatolian villages. There are figures scenes from the henna party, to the women spinning wool, bringing the bride on horse-back, elderly granny and grandfather, shepherd blowing his fife, women harvesting grass and doing laundry. The figures ranging from 30 centimetres to 1 metre seem almost real at first glance.

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