Feride Ceylan was born in Tarsus, Mersin. For the past 20 years she has made handicrafts. Ceylan uses different kinds of material such as stones, skin and foil papers. She decorates them with regional motifs and themes in Tarsus: St. Paul, Cleopatra and a legend hero, Şahmaran. Ceylan prepares and sells them as decorative handicrafts for tourists.