Carpet and Rug Weaving
Uşak has been the origin of Ottoman period carpets and a major center of Ottoman carpet weaving. While elite families in Europe had their paintings made by famous painters, they used Uşak carpets as decorations on the wall, floor and tables. Uşak carpets gained great importance during the period of Suleiman the Magnificent. Weaving masters brought from Azerbaijan at that time started to weave carpets unique to Uşak with new styles. The patterns were designed by miniaturists and decoration artists and were named palace carpets. Spreading from Ottoman palaces to European castles, from mosques to churches, Uşak carpet is not only a carpet but a legend that is a symbol of respectability.
Cirit (jirit) is a traditional Turkish sport played on horseback since Central Asia. Competitions are held across Türkiye in the province of Uşak, in April each year.
It is the collective name of the works belonging to the Croesus (Karun) period - who ruled the Lydian territory between 560 and 546 BCE – and smuggled to the USA in the 1960s and retrieved after a long legal process in 1993. This must-see treasure is exhibited in Uşak Archaeology Museum.
Jade horses (Yılkı Atları) live as a colony on Murat Mountain (Murat Dağı). They go down to the slopes of the mountain in the winter when it snows on Murat Mountain and they have difficulty in finding food in the higher parts. They provide magnificent images for wildlife lovers and photo safari.
Hosted by Kocabey Village (Kocabey Köyü) of Eşme district, "Yörük Festival" provides a pleasant weekend to the citizens of Uşak with many activities such as music concerts, jereed, village customs and competitions.
Hamamboğazı Thermal Facilities
It is known that Hamamboğazı Thermal Facilities (Hamamboğazı Termal Tesisleri) located in Banaz district are very beneficial for health. This facility, which has been found to be good for stomach, liver and especially chronic degenerative rheumatic diseases, has an important potential in terms of tourism.