Hey, there’s a hair in my museum!

In Avanos, Cappadocia, there’s a pottery shop run by a Turkish potter named Chez Galip. Sometime over 30 years ago, one of his girlfriend’s had to leave Avanos and gave him a lock of hair to remember her by. Since then, women who visited the town and heard the story have followed suit, as well as including their address with each piece of hair. So, over the years Galip has collected over 16,000 locks of hair, from women all around the world. He used them to create this unique museum underneath his pottery shop. Every surface – walls, ceiling, shelves – are occupied by the hair with each woman’s address.
The point of the addresses is this: twice a year, 10 locks of hair are chosen and the not-yet-quite-bald winners are awarded an all expenses paid week-long vacation in Cappadocia. They even get to take Galip’s pottery workshops for free. Thanks to Neatorama for posting this. The ladies on our staff have already started growing out their hair.

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