Colored Cotton Kerchief
It is a type of weaving that has been woven in the region for a long time and used as a headscarf. It is frequently seen especially in Boyabat, Durağan, and Saraydüzü districts. The cotton kerchiefs, which are still used as headscarves today, have started to be used as covers for surfaces such as tables and coffee tables, and also as a model or accessory in outfits such as shirts and blouses.
Mahrama (Ayancık Linen)
It is a fabric weaved of cotton yarn with a narrow and long shape (average 45x100 cm) to be used as a towel or waistband in the past. In this weaving, which is widely used in Durağan and Boyabat districts, more thread is used than in other weavings, and local motifs are placed on both ends of the fabric.
Ayancık Linen Cloth and Ayancık Göynek Collar, which are among the geographically indicated products, are among other important handicrafts. Ayancık district made its name known with the Ayancık Göynek Collar, which is hand embroidered on textiles. Local women wear them with their daily and special outfits in such a way that they are visible. It is known that they have been hand embroidered using different models since the 1850s.
Purled Cotton Napkins
Serving as hand-face towels in the past, purled cotton napkins are woven with the same technique as mahrama. Various embroidery techniques have been used in these cotton napkins, which are woven thinner than mahrama, such as flat wrapping, bias wrapping, herringbone, flat pesent, diagonal pesent, eyelet and yarrow.
Ship/Boat Modeling and Yachting
This handicraft, which was initiated by two prisoners in Sinop Prison in the 1950s, spread rapidly in the city center as a result of the prisoners incarcerated in Sinop after their discharge who continued this art and instructed apprentices working with them how to build model ships and boats. There are many people interested in this art in the city center. Presented as souvenirs to the visitors on the passenger ferries coming to Sinop Port, the model boats became famous in time and started to be sent as souvenirs outside the city. Today, the boats bought by domestic and international tourists coming to Sinop as souvenirs have become the symbol of Sinop.
The handmade knife production, which was started by the Özekes and Yılmaz families in Sinop, continues today by the fourth generation masters of the Özekes family. This artisanship, which was started as a hobby in 1890 by their great grandfather, Hüseyin Usta, has progressed over time and handmade knives have become one of the handicrafts that contribute greatly to the promotion of Sinop today. High-carbon Swedish tool steel is used in the manufacturing of the knives, while the handles are made out of the horns of buffalo and deer, and rosewood roots. The railing and mechanism material are made of high-quality brass and the sheaths are made of high-quality hide. The knives are produced as decorative knives, kitchen knives, and hunting knives.