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There were really nice meerschaum works all around the city, so this place also had a lot of them together. We had met an artists and education about the work, of course purchase a lot of different handmade stuff. You have to check every store...More
Sepiolite AKA meerschaum is white clay that is soft to carve, but after exposure to UV or sun light, hardens. Often used to make pipes. As fewer & fewer pipe smokers, they carve other trinkets now. Can't find anything interesting else. Guess I should start...More
Lule Stone is a special stone from Eskisehir. They make lots of handmade objects. We were in an artisan shop and really make good things.You can buy ready objects in their shops such as pipes at 50 turkish liras...
We went here while looking around the historic centre of town. The museum isn't the largest but it doesn't disappoint. Some of the pipes are incredible. We recommend this stop for anyone visiting this city.
It's really more of display cases with hand-crafted pieces of meerschaum than a traditional "museum." It's interesting, with a lot of great pieces of work/art, though. And it's free, so it's definitely worth popping in to take a look at.