Typical tourists are likely to think, "Aha, this is a scheme to transfer our tightly held dollars from our hands to those of a Turkish rug seller." And they would be correct.
But there's more to the story than that. They say knowledge is power. This is true in many, many cases. Yet after you attend a Turkish rug demonstration, the knowledge you acquire may render you powerless to resist the opportunity to buy an original, handmade, one-of-a-kind rug guaranteed to outlive you.
Considering that a Turkish rug becomes an instant family heirloom, a work of art you can hang in your home or one that grows more beautiful underfoot, you may decide that acquiring a Turkish rug to furnish your home while you are vacationing in Turkey is actually a brilliant idea.
Just don't rush to buy that rug until you know a bit more…