Category Archives: Turkey

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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Carpets of the month – Hereke carpets

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“What does Hereke mean”? I asked all those years ago “The best.” replied my father-in-law.  And undoubtedly most rug dealers and collectors the world over would attest to the same.  An  illustrious history combined with quality that still today makes them … Continue reading

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“What’s with the tulips?”

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It is usually quite easy to distinguish classic Turkish cini (ceramic), as the central design theme has remained unchanged for centuries. Flowing floral branches and blossoms with erect bulbous tulips and bursting carnations are like a large crescent and moon … Continue reading

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Gozleme and goats.

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It is early afternoon in late September, that time in Turkey where the days are still warm and full of life yet the village pace seems to have slowed to a more ‘normal’ rhythm.  The majority of the tourists have … Continue reading

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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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