Category Archives: Nomads

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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Kilims of the month – Fethiye Alara kilims

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Whilst not being ‘in style’ at the moment, there is a sense of history in these kilims that to me, transcends fashions and times. The simplicity of the design speaks to the very origins of kilims.  It is thought that … Continue reading

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Cornucopia – Josephine Powell

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I just received the latest issue of ‘Cornucopia’ this week and pleasantly surprised to find ‘Queen of Nomads’ the late and great Josephine Powell on the cover.  Cornucopia – Turkey for connoisseurs combines history, arts and travel in the most … 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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Welcome and Thank you

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Nomadic Son is approaching its first birthday! And we are celebrating with a new look online shopping website and a new blog. We would like to thank all our valued friends and customers for supporting us in the past year … Continue reading

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