Thursday, January 14, 2010
Mehmet Girgic UNESCO Living Treasure in Turkey
Mehmet Girgic was given the distinction of national Living Treasure of Turkey by UNESCO for his lifelong work as a felt maker. UNESCO believes living expressions of cultural traditions especially through oral history is critically important. I have witnessed first hand that this accolade is well deserved. Mehmet has not only promoted the craft of felt but also taught this craft to numerous individuals around the globe! Congratulations!