The town is famous with its hand-made pottery and hand-knotted carpets. The ferrous soil reserves around the town helped to the creation of local pottery industry since the early ages. This soil gives a red color to Halys river and that is why it is called Kizil (red) - irmak (river) in the local language. The area is also well known with its vineyards for many centuries.
The geometric and local plant figures decorate the terra-cotta pots and locally knotted carpets, traditionally.