Thursday, November 20, 2008


Sheikh İbrahim Edhem Efendi was known as 'Hezarfen' or 'master of 1000 trades'. A list of his skills includes carpentry, woodcarving, founding, printing, weaving and archery. In addition, he was a blacksmith, lathesman, calligrapher and a master of Ebrû. As well as being 'the first Ottoman to cast a lead pipe', he also taught 'making of umbrella handles to the poor'. Link…

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