Rug making, a therapy for Syrian women in Turkey

Syrian women try to forget bad memories by making rugs, most of the women saw a rug loom for the very first time in their lives and some of them appeared to be very talented.

Rug making, a therapy for Syrian women in Turkey

World Bulletin/News Desk

Syrian women, sheltered in tent cities in Turkey's southern Adana province, attend rug making courses in order to forget bad memories as well as learn a craft.      

Residing in Saricam Facility of Turkey's Disaster and Emergency Management Presidency (AFAD), 90 Syrian women had been attending rug making courses.      

An instructor at the course Tuba Zingir told AA that they tried to help Syrians sheltered in Turkey and started career courses.

Noting that three instructors were teaching rug making to Syrian women five days a week, Zingir said that most of the women saw a rug loom for the very first time in their lives and some of them appeared to be very talented.      

She said they got along very well with the attendees.     

Sera Orud (15) of Hama said she was happy to learn a craft which also helped them to forget their sorrow.      

Hanen El Hinnevi (13) and Verdi Zaim (38) said the training was very useful and they would like to continue the craft when they returned to Syria.      

Zaim thanked Turkey and Turkey's Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan for hosting them.

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