The Hair Museum situated in Cappadocia in central Anatolia’s Nevşehir province is attracting many guests as one of probably the most distinctive museums on the earth.
The journey of the museum began when Galip Körükçü, a pottery grasp in Nevşehir’s Avanos district, lower a lock of hair from a French feminine vacationer visiting his workshop in 1979 and hung it on the wall. The Hair Museum has grown over time as different feminine vacationers who got here to the workshop additionally left a lock of their very own hair.
The hair samples from tens of hundreds of women on the museum, which was included within the “Guinness Book of World Records” in 1998, have attracted the curiosity of visitors visiting the realm.
Speaking to Anadolu Agency (AA), Körükçü mentioned when he hung a lock of hair on the wall of the workshop many years in the past, he might by no means have imagined it could have developed into one thing so spectacular.
According to Körükçü, he has the names and make contact with info for the people whose hair is on show within the museum. Over the years, he has performed a drawing of 10 names from amongst those that left their hair and gifted the winners a weeklong Cappadocia vacation yearly.
Indicating that the museum entrance payment is TL 3, Körükçü famous: “I met a French lady in 1979 and I wished a lock of her hair when she was on the way in which again to her nation as a result of her hair was so lovely. After writing her title and handle on a bit of paper, she hung the hair on the wall of the workshop. Then this hair caught the eye of one other feminine vacationer and he or she left a lock of her hair, too. Then we began getting hair from different feminine vacationers who got here right here, and that’s what occurred.”
Mentioning the museum’s inclusion within the “Guinness Book of World Records,” Körükçü mentioned: “I took it as a result of her hair was so lovely, however I by no means thought it could flip right into a museum like this. When the gathering of hair began rising right here, I began to attract tons. I picked a lock of hair at random, contacted the individuals whose title and make contact with particulars have been written on it and invited them to Cappadocia for every week, protecting all their bills. Tourists who come to the realm like it after they go to it. We don’t permit pictures as a result of the hair within the museum has private info close to it.”
Fatma Fatolanezhad, an Iranian vacationer who additionally left a lock of her hair whereas visiting the museum, confused that the museum is fascinating, including: “When I noticed this place on the web, I wished to see it. And I left my hair right here. Maybe my youngsters will come right here 10 years later and see my hair right here. It is a good feeling.”