Colorful journey of nomadic herders in Turkey’s Black Sea region
by DAILY SABAHOct 27, 20201:30 pm +03 +03:00
The return journey of the nomadic herders, who set out in the early morning hours with the animals they decorated in the Kumanandoz Plateau in Trabzon's Tonya district, created colorful images.
In the Eastern Black Sea region, transhumance, which has been a tradition for centuries, begins in mid-May and ends with autumn. Those who migrate to the plateaus with their animals spend 4 or 5 months of the year there.
Especially those who go to the plateaus to graze their animals both obtain the dairy products they will consume during the winter months and harvest the grass to be consumed by their animals.
During the time they spend in the plateau, nomadic herders produce butter and cheese. While nomadic herders sell some of their products and contribute to their livelihood they also keep some for the winter season.