Carpets laid out for pastelization of colours under the sun by Mehmet Aslan (8 images)

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Thousands of hand-woven carpets are laid under the blazing sunshine to bring to life their intricate pastel shades. Rugs of all shapes and sizes appear to endlessly stretch across fields in Turkey.

Workers tending to the collection of assorted carpets squeeze the old woven rugs next to each other, letting them dry under the heat. Amateur photographer Mehmet Aslan said he spotted up to 15 workers placing about 7,000 carpets on the ground in the Döşemealtı district of...
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