REPUBLIC OF TURKEY MINISTRY OF CULTURE AND TOURISM

Illumination, Heating Tools in Residences, Decorative Styles, Overview

Illumination and Heating Tools in Dwellings

When we examine folk architecture, we see that fronts of the houses are built facing the south in order to facilitate lighting. In order to provide protection from the cold, the walls are thick and the windows small. Ceilings and floors are covered with different techniques, using mud, matting etc.

In earlier times, heating was provided by the stove. Today, wood-burning stoves and other modern methods of heating are used. Lighting used to come from the thick trunks burning in the fireplace. One trunk would burn all night long.

Kerosene lambs, gas and oil lamps were introduced later. Today, electricity is used for lighting.