Sabri Siniji: Armenian masters’ works are delicate

Sabri Sinijin, a Turkish antique seller living in Urfa, Turkey, says that for 25 years he has been buying Armenian and Greek things from villagers and sells them to antique art lovers.

Siniji, who has 150-200 years old handmade products in the store, noted that by the quality of a work it can be guessed what nationality it belongs to. The merchant told us that those things were bought or exchanged from peasants of surrounding villages.

“Peasants bring different antique things. Among them, works of Armenian and Greek masters are especially distinguished by the delicacy and quality of work. Dozens of years have passed, but they are still the same,” says Siniji.