Goat Shaving Ceremony in Karaburun
June - July 2013
Goat, not just
being an animal, but also determines the culture of a region.
Goats are fed
naturally during the day over mountains of Western side of Turkey. At
the sunset and dawn the goats are brought by the shepherd. After
milking, special goat cheeses are made with fresh milk. The
shepherds make their own baskets which is used in the manufacture of
cheese. The goat's fortune is an ancient tradition, interpreted by
looking at a bone of a goat.
traditional goat trimming is an important example of a collective work.
Herdsman, invites the villagers to this event. He prepares meals of goat
meat and milk. Guests, work during the day and cut goat bristles with
the scissors. After the event, guests pray for plenty products for the