Two women baking bread at the tonir
Vilayet of Bitlis/Paghesh

Two women baking bread at the tonir, an oven about 1 m (3 feet) into the ground and lined with stones or clay. The woman on the right is holding a patat (cushion stuffed with hay or straw) over which the dough has been stretched. She is about to reach down and press the dough against the hot wall of the sunken oven.

(Mount Holyoke College Archives and Special Collections)
Bitlis, Turkey
circa 1880s
Houshamadyan -
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Created on 2016-12-10 at 22:45 and last updated on 2018-08-20 at 05:29.