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Kilim of the Month – or perhaps the year ;)

Kilim of the month: An absolute joy to behold! It doesn’t matter how many times I look at this kilim, I am always finding something else to admire.  The maker of this piece did such an amazing job.  We were … Continue reading

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The warm and generous spirit of Turkish people revealed again…

Such a long time in between posts which is odd considering what wonderful and exhausting times have been had… We had an amazing trip back to Turkey. Which was fantastic to meet and spend time with all the people who … Continue reading

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Turkish kilims: The complete process series – WOOL

The complete process series – WOOL A very large part of the reason why Anatolian kilims last as long as they do is because of the wool.  You have original high quality wool which from its beginning to its last … Continue reading

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Top 5 picks: from the new shipment

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We received our new shipment and I thought I might show you my top 5 picks out of the newly arrived kilims. Not saying that they are the best, just my highly subjective personal choices  #1 Antique Cal kilim … Continue reading

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Kilim of the Month: Esme

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Possibly one of my husband’s favourites so I thought I would pay homage to one of the 3 (make that 2) stunning antique Esme kilims that we have in store. From afar, the overall look is pleasing to the eye … Continue reading

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Q: ‘Yastik’ – is a small Turkish carpet mat or a pillow?

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  BOTH! ‘Yastik’ – meaning pillow in Turkish is also the term used to refer to small carpet mats. It may seem a stretch but once you understand the nomadic history of these items it makes perfect sense. Just like … Continue reading

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Turkish handmade carpets (rugs): regions and designs PART 1

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Today I am taking a look at the range of handmade Turkish carpets. Often the names are derived from the region that they are woven in and generally speaking each region will have a distinctive style. I have put pictures … Continue reading

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