Another place that can be called side by side with Şire Pazarı and that comes to mind in gift shopping is Bakırcılar Çarşısı (Coppersmith’s Bazaar). Bakırcılar Çarşısı, where items used in homes in the past were made, has now turned to souvenir bazaar. It is possible to find cauldrons, sini, stones, benches (plates), pitchers and lamps in the bazaar. The guests who visit the Coppersmith’s Bazaar can find items suitable for their taste and experience the nostalgia.
Wooden Studded Shoes
The wooden studded shoe, one of the traditional handcrafts of the region, is made of genuine leather, sole is made of cattle leather, and inner lining is made of leather. What makes these shoes different is that they are made of hornbeam or baked beech wood, 4-5 mm. It is mounted with wooden nails in the neck. Being a remarkable product of local handicrafts, these shoes are still used today due to their authentic value besides their durability and comfort.
Manusa is a local weaving woven with silk, wool and cotton yarn on hand looms in Arapgir for over 150 years. In addition to its elegant texture and non-fading colors, it is the local motifs that make Manusa weaving special. There are plain and patterned types. It has unique patterns such as ball flower, branch flower, almond flower, snake curve, tabura flower, yellow flower, checkered, moon star, kemha, Arabian lip and twill potikli.
Handmade rag dolls in Yeşilyurt district are the new favorite of children. Babies generally consist of male and female models dressed in Malatya's local clothing. Women who manufacture rag dolls with handcrafting reflect their own emotions on rag dolls' faces.
The models are known as Azet Bacı and Hamdi Dayı referring to local names. Cloth dolls called Aşhan Bacı Babies are made that reflect Malatya women. These babies reflect traditional life and provide information about cultural life.
Made with batik printing technique, Bervanik is made after many labor-intensive processes and is ready for use. Bervanik is generally used as a loincloth (apron) by women in Eastern and Southeastern Anatolia. It is understood from the sources that batik printing, which we see as the main element in bervanik production, is a fabric printing technique that has passed from Asia to Europe as this technique is common in Turkistan, India, Java, Malaysia.
The piece used as an apron in Malatya traditional women's clothing is called bervanik. It is known as loincloth, apron and napkin among the people. It is made with indigo dyed patterns, which are embroidered with molds made of wood on plain woven cloth.