|The fruit export trade, such as dried figs, apricots, raisins etc. of Smyrna was legendary over the centuries, all communities benefiting from the profits. These former ‘hans’ that served as the processing hans, often run by Levantines, now serve as shops, small-scale workshops, store-rooms etc.|
|A map showing pre-1922 Kemeraltı district of Izmir, with the packed hans often used for the dried fruit industry, the above photos possibly matching up with the location of the native Greek Georgiades concern.
Click here to return to archive views of fig-processing in these hans.
Click here to view an archive trade catalogue by the C.J. Giraud company showing various stages of the fruit preparation for export.