Monthly Archives: January 2012

Anatolian Culture & Arts Festival 2012

This coming weekend (4 & 5th of February) is the Anatolian Culture and Arts Festival in Melbourne.  It is a free event held every year and this year’s event will be held in Federation Square.  From authentic Turkish food (some … Continue reading

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Real Living (Jan/Feb’12)

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Another feast for my eyes in this month’s (Jan/Feb) Real Living magazine and it would seem the popularity of the ‘zig-zag’ kilim continues. And why not, they look amazing! I’m also loving the kilim cushion outside on the deck.  Ater … Continue reading

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Wishing trees in Anatolia

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Dede-trees – Wishing trees From Wikipedia: A wish tree is an individual tree, usually distinguished by species, position or appearance, which is used as an object of wishes and offerings. Such trees are identified as possessing a special religious or … Continue reading

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Book: Nomads in Anatolia – Harald Bohmer

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I have been waiting for what seems like an eternity to get this book and it finally arrived yesterday! Yay! 316 pages full of insightful photographs, drawings and notes from what could possibly be the best record of Anatolian nomads.  … Continue reading

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Abrash

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:A change in colour in hand woven rugs due to differences in the wool or dye batches.  The colour change extends along the rug, weft-wise.  Literally translated it can mean ‘dappled’, ‘mottled’ or ‘speckled’. Abrash in a hand woven rug … Continue reading

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Carpet of the Month – Jan ’12

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This month’s ‘carpet of the month’ is close to my favourite carpet in the shop.  It is an antique Kiršehir rug, approximated at over 100 years old (hand spun wool with double Turkish knots).  It has aged beautifully, the softness … Continue reading

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Vogue Living (Jan/Feb’12) & Layering Kilims

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So another month and all new magazines for my kilim searching eyes to savour.  What can I say? I know I am biased!  I picked out the Vogue Living issue for 2 reasons. The kilims featured on page 140-143 are brilliant and … Continue reading

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