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
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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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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Turkish cuisine is often regarded as one of the greatest in the world. Its culinary traditions have successfully survived over 1,300 years for several reasons, including its favourable location and Mediterranean climate. The country’s position between the Far East and … Continue reading
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Well overdue I know, but part 2 is finally here. Thanks to ‘A’ for prompting me to get into gear! Continuing on from part 1 a look at some common Anatolian motifs found in kilims (and carpets for that matter). Star: … Continue reading
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yavaš yavaš Literally meaning ‘slowly slowly’…but this fails to express what is at the heart of this phrase. Given that it is often followed with someone chirping in with ‘burasi Turkiye’ (‘here is Turkey’), it is more often than not … Continue reading
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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