Sunday, February 15, 2015
Attaturk decimated the OLDER CULTURES, by OUTLAWING the FEZ! He ignored the more BASIC part- that of the HITTITE Tassel-toed SHOES, which survive today in the KOY, with the KOYLI (villagers). Have WESTERN CULTURES separated themselves from the EARTH, more than the Thickness of the PADDED SOLES?
The CULTURE extends from the HATTI to the Hittite: 2200 to 1200 BC. Note the Tassel-Toed SHOES:
TURKISH Village today:
HITTITE EMPIRE was extensive:
PEASANT (koyli) SHOES:
TURKEY sits at the "LOOM of HISTORY", and is the CROSSROADS between East and West CULTURES. Kemal Attaturk was the Hero of the Gallopoli (Gelibolu) Battles of WW1, and became the President to align Turkey to the West:
Kemal realized that he must absorb as much of the WEST as possible. He gave the order to "ELIMINATE the Fez", but thought very little of the CONTINUATION of the Past via the FOOTWARE!
EGYPTIAN Empires were SIMULTANEOUS with the Hatti to Hittite CULTURES:
Turkish Koy, or Village; Koyli is the Villager:
The Tassel-toed SHOE is rare now:
The Prayer RUG or Kilim:
Although my "Turk" is slipping away, I remember TURKEY fondly; in my MIND'S EYE, I can see Ferhan, Guler, Safa bey, and the METU Campus!
Tuz Gulu (Salt Lake) was an interesting WHITE SPOT South of Ankara:
Reverse "S" indicates SINKING of the Anatolian Plateau:
Tuz Gulu was on the Road to the Sunny Mediterranean!
To Be Continued!