The Tandır was the industrious heart of Anatolian life. In this room many hands wove the story of Anatolia into the patterns of the colourful and symbolic carpets and kilims of the region. A loom was set against the wall and anchored into slots in the rock floor, where mothers taught daughters to tell their stories with their hands. An original part of our grandmother's ‘çıkrık’, spinning wheel, used in conjunction with the loom can be seen in the room. This room was also the hub of ‘yufka’ making, a large, round, wafer thin bread that was stored, to be sprinkled with water and eaten during the winter.