Edirne was one of the important centres of tile and ceramic art during the Ottoman period. The tiles of important buildings in Edirne are products of the city's artistic tradition. Handicraft style in Edirne is called "Edirnekari". Today, this tradition continues in woodworking and carving, and shows itself with patterns made with paint on wooden products such as chests and cabinets. Woodworking, broom making and mis soap making are some of Edirne's prominent handicrafts.
The history of the fragrant and fruit shaped soap production, which is known to have first appeared in Edirne, dates back to the 1600s. Produced by mixing musk, amber and rose essences in the Ottoman Empire in the 17th century by shaping the soap to the consistency of a paste, shaping it in exact fruit sizes and dyeing it in accordance with the real fruit colours, “mis soap” (mis sabunu) became among the valuable gifts offered by Ottoman palace to important foreign guests.
Edirnekâri is an ornamentation style that includes motifs made with paint and varnish on surfaces such as wood, cardboard and leather.
Broom making and aynalı süpürge (traditional brooms with mirror) continues its existence as a handicraft especially for souvenirs and as a traditional art.
Also touch in Edirne
- Erikli and Enez Beaches
- Gala Lake National Park
- Danişment National Park
- Gökçetepe National Park
- Mecidiye-İbrice Harbour
- Koru Mountain
- Historical door of Üçşerefeli Mosque
- Rev Calligraphies on the Walls of Old Mosque
- Reverse Tulip Motif of Selimiye Mosque
- Lalapaşa Dolmenleri
- Tiles of Muradiye Mosque
- Ruins of Cihannuma Kasrı
- Edirne Kırmızısı (Rouge d’Andrinople)
- Edirne Taligaları
- Macedonian Tower and Roman Walls