Since man discovered and learned to shape copper in the Chalcolithic Age (5000-3000 B.C.) there has been an art of coppersmithing, one which has very ancient roots in South Eastern Turkey.
I treasure every moment of being in these markets as it gets more difficult each year to find these crafts of old being practiced. Şanlıurfa’s copper ware
is famous for the technique of beating, in which all agree that the Urfa craftsmen
excel. In recent years an embossing technique have appeared, practiced by the
younger artisans depicting emblems and historical
sites on trays and cezves.