Anatolian Artisans

ANATOLIAN ARTISANS launched an income generation project for the low income women of Soma, Manisa, Turkey whose lives were effected by the major mining disaster in May 2014. Read more about the project here.

Read life stories of participants here.

One of a kind products hand-made by our artisans are on sale at


Anatolian Artisans supports the efforts of Ark of Crafts to provide a gateway between the world at large and our local artisans in Turkey creating one of a kind hand-made arts and crafts. The online global store features master artisans' creations of traditional and contemporary jewelry, textiles, ceramics, glass and much more. Anatolian Artisans participated in the NYNOW Fair in August as part of Aid to Artisans group.

Click here to read Yildiz Yagci's article that appeared in the Hand/Eye Magazine about the new kilim weaving group at Van. Click here to read about it.


Anatolian Artisans is a non-profit organization that empowers low-income artisans of Turkey by celebrating the connection between culture and development.