21st Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest People
The carpet stretcher

This man flattens the woven carpets and prepares them for sale, and hammers nails into the edges of the carpets. After waiting a few days, the nails are removed and the carpets are ready for sale. I didn't know such a profession existed until I met this person.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 02.2021
Date Uploaded: 09.2023
Photo Location: Muğla, Türkiye
Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mark II
Copyright: © Eren Aybars Arpacik