In the Sarıçiçek village of the northeastern province of Gümüşhane, guest rooms handcrafted by a grasp and his apprentice out of wood retain their magnificence and wonder 150 years after their creation.
The rooms, positioned at a excessive altitude of two,080 meters (6,824 ft), show examples of Turkish structure embroidered with kündekari, the artwork in which small items of wood lower in geometric shapes are joined to type a big floor. They are thought of masterpieces carrying all of the magnificence of folks artwork and wood carving to the current day.
Rumor has it that the development of the rooms started in 1873 when a person known as Hacı Ömer Ağa needed to construct a room to welcome his company who got here to the village on the caravan route.
Hacı Ömer Ağa needed the room to befit his dignity, asserting that he would spare no expense to construct the room. So, he invited one grasp and his apprentice to the village. When a disagreement broke out between the grasp and his apprentice, the grasp dismissed the apprentice. This time, Şaban Ağa in the village needed the dismissed apprentice to construct one other room. As a consequence, the grasp and the apprentice began to construct two separate rooms 50 meters away from one another with out seeing one another.
When the rooms constructed by this grasp and his former apprentice have been accomplished and showcased three years later, the room constructed by the apprentice impressed everybody, compelling the grasp to say: “We grew to become an apprentice once we have been a grasp. It is your flip to advance in this job now.” The grasp didn’t construct any extra buildings from that day onward.
The portray of the rooms, which have seating areas, stoves, cupboards, cabinets, espresso rooms and sofas, have been renewed in opposition to moths in the 1970s with out destroying their authentic texture. The rooms haven’t misplaced any of their creative worth, reflecting their inside unity, the concord of colours and patterns, and the best particulars of the artwork of carving, sustaining the freshness of their authentic development.
Sarıçiçek village headman Salim Gündüz, the grandson of Hacı Ömer Ağa, stated that company take pleasure in their keep in the village rooms, which have develop into an indispensable a part of life in the villages of Gümüşhane, the place winter nights are lengthy. The coronary heart of the social lifetime of the village beats in these rooms, he stated. “There are a number of guests. They just like the patterns very a lot. Some specialists say that there aren’t any related rooms in Turkey. It is alleged that there are related rooms in Iran, that are often made for company,” Gündüz stated.
According to Gündüz, each the villagers and the specialists who go to the village say that the room constructed by the apprentice is best in phrases of workmanship. “These rooms in our village on the caravan route have been constructed totally for company. There are horse stables beneath. Now, these rooms are our home of condolence, our guest home and our wedding ceremony corridor. There isn’t any cafe tradition in our village, however the room tradition continues,” Gündüz stated.
“Along with the heirs of Şaban Ağa, the rooms have greater than 500 heirs at this time. We are unable to cross on the property as a result of the heirs can not come collectively and attain an settlement,” he stated, including that this dilemma has created issues in regard to restoring the rooms. “People who come right here don’t like its landscaping, and so they complain in regards to the dilapidation of the rooms. Our rooms lack a little bit of service. They want upkeep. We can neither restore them nor destroy them. We expect service and investments. These rooms are our heritage and our historical past.”