Turkish Summer School Students Introduced to Traditional Handicrafts

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Students attending Yunus Emre Institute's Turkish Summer School have paid a visit to the Museum of Intangible Cultural Heritage, located in Hamamönü, Ankara.

During the visit, the museum officials briefed students about the traditional Turkish performing arts including meddah (traditional storytelling), orta oyunu (traditional improvised theater), and Karagöz and Hacivat shadow play before they were given a chance to watch a Karagöz and Hacivat shadow play show.

After the show, the students were introduced to traditional child games including skipping rope, hopscotch, spinning top, and rolling a hoop in the museum's garden where they also were given an example of Anatolian stories. During the event, the students attended the workshops on the traditional Turkish handicrafts of linden leave printing and marbling workshops, and they had a chance to practice what they learned.