Hammams in Turkey: Istanbul:
The Örücüler Bath: shampooing

Shampooing at the Örücüler Bath
< Photo: Oğurlu

The Örücüler Bath was originally built some time before 1489, and is still open for men only. Most of the interior has been refurbished. It is near the Örücüler (Weavers' Gate) and is sometimes called the 'Back Bath' because most of its customers were porters carrying loads on their backs.

The photograph and description are from Orhan Yılmazkaya's beautifully produced Turkish baths: a guide to the historic Turkish baths of Istanbul.

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