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Hundred Year Old Bar of Olive Oil Soap

By nonur  
When I was passing through the town of Ayvalik on my return, I couldn't help stopping to buy some olive oil, as it is one of the three areas (the others being Toscana and Crete) that best quality olive oil is produced in the world. As they discovered my great interest in olives and olive products they showed me these two old bars of soap that they were keeping in a glass case. They were so helpful and friendly. After drinking tea and tasting their olives and olive oils, I bought two numbered bottles of prize-winner oil, a five litre can olive oil for cooking, several bars of soap and olive oil cream. I sked if I could take photographs, and the owner of the firm Cmrt (short form for Comert, meaning generous) kindly allowed me. I went back to the car and grabbed the camera. So, this is the story behind this image. The bar in the front is from the Ottoman era and a hundred years old, and the one behind it although looks older was produced after the establishment of the republic. I took several more photographs and I will post them tomorrow.

Thank you for sharing your sentiments for my loss and your appreciation of my last upload.

Tags: Photo journalism Turkey Product photography Soap Ayvalik

Voters: cats_123, bobpaige1, richmowil and 44 more



cats_123 Plus
19 5.2k 31 Northern Ireland
11 Dec 2017 8:45AM
Fascinating 😀
richmowil Plus
14 507 3 England
11 Dec 2017 8:54AM
Interesting and well presented as always Nezih.
leo_nid 6 12
11 Dec 2017 9:02AM
looks attractive and all-natural and is good for the skin, no doubt
mrswoolybill Plus
16 3.8k 2590 United Kingdom
11 Dec 2017 9:10AM
Created as a work of art, how very beautiful.
debu 13 India
11 Dec 2017 9:59AM
Great capture.
Nikonuser1 Plus
10 175 16 United Kingdom
11 Dec 2017 10:10AM
Very interesting Nezih, well captured SmileSmile

Irishkate 12 45 121 United Kingdom
11 Dec 2017 10:23AM
Unique in the extreme Nezih!
Kate Grin
NevJB 8 2 1 United Kingdom
11 Dec 2017 11:02AM
Beautiful in all respects GrinGrinGrin
bliba Plus
17 1 2 Austria
11 Dec 2017 11:14AM
beautiful ....interesting description
11 Dec 2017 12:21PM
Excellent image!
Joline Plus
16 38 59 United States
11 Dec 2017 12:44PM
It still retains its beauty, and the pride of the artisan who made it.
franken Plus
20 5.6k 4 United Kingdom
11 Dec 2017 12:47PM
It is fascinating, Nezih.
11 Dec 2017 1:16PM

11 Dec 2017 1:23PM
Interesting image
Mollycat Plus
9 21 2 United Kingdom
11 Dec 2017 1:44PM
A nice story and a lovely bit of soap carving Nezih.
Jasper87 Plus
13 3.3k 164 England
11 Dec 2017 2:01PM
Toscana is my favourite but I've not heard of, let alone tried, olive oil soap.....
woolybill1 Plus
16 39 79 United Kingdom
11 Dec 2017 2:36PM
This really lovely. And I thought it was a gold bar!

Thank you enormously for your Award, Nezih SmileSmileSmile
HarrietH Plus
12 303 Portugal
11 Dec 2017 4:12PM
Very interesting but I have to add that my parents-in-law had the most wonderful olive oil it was possible to taste from their family property on the Douro River in Portugal. I love the soap image.

SlowSong Plus
14 10.7k 30 England
11 Dec 2017 6:29PM
"You'll look a little lovelier each day" - old English advert. Smile
taggart Plus
18 47 15 United States
11 Dec 2017 6:45PM
Olive oil soap is prized here in the USA--- and, surprisingly--the bars look the same--the logo is different!

I buy it whenever I see it!
LynneJoyce Plus
14 22 101 United Kingdom
12 Dec 2017 3:43AM
Fascinating image and description.

I didnít know about the oils of Ayvalik or Toscana but I do know about Cretan olive oil and I buy it regularly.

dark_lord Plus
19 3.0k 836 England
12 Dec 2017 10:13PM
Well shot and a very interesting write up.
dales Plus
7 13 Australia
14 Dec 2017 8:32AM
Excellent capture of these historical olive bars Nezih
Chinga Plus
12 112 3 United Kingdom
16 Dec 2017 11:52AM
And very beautiful it is Nezih... Love those healthy olive products.
Isabel GrinGrin

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