Monthly Archives: February 2012

Warding off the evil eye

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Nazar: (Turkish: Evil eye) Nazar boncuǵu: (Turkish: Evil eye amulet) Wherever you find yourself in Turkey I guarantee that it won’t take you long to spot a nazar boncuǵu.  From planes, trains and cars to newborn babies and even amongst … Continue reading

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Kilim of the month – Febuary ’12

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This month’s kilim of the month has always been a favourite of mine just because it’s ….well, different.  Not a particularly good, tight weave, not spectacular colour harmony like in some vintage kilims but I think I have noticed enough … Continue reading

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Meeting ‘Portakal’ in an orange grove.

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After our wedding in Sep 2008 in Pamukkale, we took off for our ‘family honeymoon’ 😉 to the peaceful Olympos; where our generous and gregarious friend Bayram graciously hosted us for a week. There are no hotels from the river … Continue reading

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