Köfün Culture (Basket Making Tradition)

Köfün is a kind of basket made of chestnut wood, shaped according to its dimensions and usage areas. It is used to transport foods such as fruits, vegetables, watermelons, especially strawberries, from the field to the house or to the market. Until the fire in Bursa Grand Bazaar in 1958, Köfün Masters owned a shop in the city center in the place known as Köfüncüler bazaar, continued their work with the shops they opened around the bazaar after the fire in the covered bazaar. Köfüns, the production and consumption of which are gradually decreasing in today's living conditions, are used as souvenirs or to display products (silk cocoon, vegetables, fruits, etc.) in festivals, fairs and festivities.