Wednesday, October 26, 2011

The Avanos Hair Museum in Turkey

The Avanos hair museum situated in Cappadocia in Turkey is notably one of the strangest museums that you will come across. The museum is located in a small cave, underneath a pottery shop and contains hair samples, names and addresses from more than 16,000 women from all around the world.


The museum was founded by Chez Galip, a talented potter in Avanos. According to Oddity Central, the museum was started over 30 years ago, when one of Galip’s friends had to leave Avanos, and he was very sad. To leave him something to remember her by, the woman cut a piece of her hair and gave it to the potter. Since then, the women who visited his place and heard the story gave him a piece of their hair and their complete address. Throughout the years, he has amassed an impressive collection of over 16,000 differently colored locks of hair, from women all around the world.