Buldan was once a prominent textile center in the mountains of the Aegean region of Turkey. With the advent of mechanical and electrical looms, Buldan struggled to adapt and today has only ten working wooden looms. Hand weaving is a great tradition and efforts should be made to spare it from disappearance around the world. The book and the documentary film Truth of the Loom were commissioned by ORTA, a denim manufacturer out of Turkey. It is their effort to preserve and promote traditional hand weaving. The documentary film was a finalist at the 2013 London Fashion Awards.