In the carpet factory the women weve and the men sell and instruct. Most carpets are done after a template placed behind the threads in the weaving-frame. Teh carpets are either wool on wool. wool on cotton,cotton on cotton, or silk on silk (I think I might have forgotten some of the methods to do them).
The colors and patterns usually come from specific regions in Turkey where the available materials decise the colors and the patterns are traditional. The colors come from natural substances, not chemical.
In the carpet factories and carpet cooperatives there are carpets of all kinds, sizes and qualities. They usually ship to abroad should you decide to buy a carpet.
I happen to love turkish carpets.... they are beautiful.
In 1995 we were allowed to take photos of the women weaving carpets in this factory, in 2003 we were not. Go figure...