Historical Maraş Bazaar


The covered bazaar of Maraş has acted as a hub of economic activity since the 1500s. It expanded to contain nine entrances and hundreds of shops. A walk through the market offers customers with master artisanry, from copperware to saddlebags to silk products, sourced from the surrounding area.

Maraş was at the epicenter of the devastating February 6th earthquakes. The market was heavily damaged, and donations are required for its rebirth. A renovated bazaar would both represent the resiliency of the community and offer an economic lifeline to traditional artisans who are ready to pass along their knowledge to the next generation.