August 6, 2020
“I have been making tasbih (prayer beads) for 5 years. I started with the help of my friends. I worked for a master workman for the first two years, and then I opened this place. When I first started, men would tell me you are a woman and this is a difficult job for women, it is a man’s job. I told them I enjoy it and I can make it. I said what do I lack compared to the others who can do it? So I can do it as well. I can make 3-4 tasbihs in a day now. But if the material is old or damaged, it takes a lot of time to repair it. Some of the old pieces take me 3 days to repair. There are 4 women in Turkey who make tasbih and I am one of them”.