Old Neighborhood

Elif Yılmaz

Elif Yılmaz

Elif Yılmaz

Elif Yılmaz

She graduated from Telecommunications Engineering Programme of Michigan University in 1998, Business Administration Master Programme of Yeditepe University in 2001 and Doctorate of Business Administration Department of Management and Organization Programme in 2018. In 2008, she started by taking basic photography training from IFSAK. She was participated different kinds of advanced photography trainings. Her topics of photographic works are usually focused on humans and her seeing while travelling. Also she takes photo on documentary, street and portrait. She has lots of awards and held exhibitions in a lot of national and international competition. She has AFIAP degree.

Despite the limited information in the literature on leather processing tannery and leather art had a long history dating back to the Hellenistic period in Yalvac, the 20th century. A leather factory was established in the district and leather production was made with steam machines. Here, one of the workshops, where most of the tanneries still carry out either by hand or with very old machines, the region where the tanneries are located is at least as old as the factory, while a small part of the tanneries are engaged in the manufacture of leather for the production of leather accessories, most of them are producing ginballs and leather bags are produced. All of the production is done manually. The most important of the products produced in the tannery is the gin relay made from bovine skin. Men's and women's bags, ornaments made of leather, belts, wallets, base lining are produced from waketa obtained by processing bovine and small ruminants.

The purpose of this project; in Yalvac, as in the history, its traditional leather processing should continue, more importance on this sector should be given and this rooted rooted profession must be passed on to the next generations.

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