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Throughtout the world history, due to its nature, anatolia culture has affected from many societies’ life and hold their most great parts. Mostly Turkish traditions made big impact on its building process and anatolia culture became rich with valuable contributions from hormony of middle eats and europe. It is easy to see this effect on almost all ethnic products and goods of authentic unique gifts, home decoration, handmade jewelry, oriental carpets, kilim rugs and much more…

It is obvious that, in order to understand the life style of a city, first you should visit its bazaars. Now you can browse through Istanbul’s Grand Bazaar with finding an oppurtunity to learn their distinctive specifications.

At this section of EnjoyIstanbul.com Blog we carry a large selection of fashion accessories; luxurious pashmina shawls, kilim and suzani shoes and handbags. For men, kilim andleather wallets, travel bags and briefcases. Teenagers can be very hard to please but we offer kilim knapsacks, phone cases, phone books and key rings. Also, you will find a wide array of the world’s most beautiful and interesting items for the home. Many of those products are actually used by professional decorators in both homes and businesses. Enjoy it…


 

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Rug Glossary

In this post, you can find a brief glossary about rugs. These words are most used terms during classifing and describing a rug; ABRASH Variation and striation of colors throughout the rug. ANTIQUE Rugs over 60 years old. BORDER A design that surrounds the field in an Oriental rug CAUCASIAN Rugs were mainly woven in Azerbaijan, which is part […]

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Floral Motifs In Tiles

An important cultural center during the reign of Suleyman the Magnificent, the rural town of Iznik (ancient Nicea) nestles on a lakeside in Northwest Turkey. Here in the early 16th century an “Imperial ware,” now called Iznik, was made for the Istanbul court of the Ottoman Sultan–the richest, most powerful monarch in Europe. Originally inspired […]

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Washing and Care of the Rugs

A dirty or stained carpet should be washed with soft soap, without delay, rinsed with clean water and dried. A Turkish carpet is made to last and, therefore, requires certain care. The worst enemy of a carpet is damp. Therefore, it should not be left in a damp environment over a long period. There is […]

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Oriental Carpets’ Name

Rugs are named generally by the regions they are weave. Regions in Anatolia Bergama Bergama is a little town in northwest part of the country; here there are approximately eighty villages which weave Bergama carpets. This ancient city was one of the most powerful and richest region in Anatolia. The history of carpet waving in […]

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Musical Instruments

The musical instruments used by Turks are of three main groups: stringed, wind and percussion instruments. Turkish musical instruments were produced by the master-apprentice method in the Ottoman period. Traditional Turkish music is monophonic. Even though many instruments are used, they all play the same melody. The music reflects different emotions, mainly unrequited love and […]

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Turkish Coffee

From the days of the Ottoman Empire through to the present, coffee has played an important role in Turkish lifestyle and culture. The serving and drinking of coffee has had a profound effect on betrothal and gender customs, political and social interaction, prayer, and hospitality traditions throughout the centuries. Although many of the coffee rituals […]

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Copper Art

Turkish metal artwork dates as early as the 2nd and 3rd century BC in central Asia. In Anatolia, the oldest existing Seljuk piece of metalwork is a silver tray with the inscription “Alp Arslan is the Greatest Sultan” and a silver candle stick dated 1137. Both pieces are at the Boston Museum of Fine Arts. […]

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Turkish Music

Turkey—rich in musical heritage—has developed this art in two areas, Turkish classical and Turkish folk music. When describing Turkish music today it is generally said that Ottoman composers availed themselves of the rich musical heritage found in the cultural centers of the Abbasid and the Timurogullari, where Turkish, Araband Iranian musicians performed and created music known […]

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Turkish Delight – Lokum

Lokum has been produced at first in Turkey in the XVII century and an English traveller has brought it to Europe, where it became well known as Turkish Delight. Also at the present time Turkish Delight is one of the delicious and most popular special characteristic sweet. Turkish delight or Lokum is a family of […]

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Turkish Evil Eyes

In Turkey, wherever you look, you’ll meet plenty of eyes looking at you. Glass evil eye beads. It is common in the Turkish culture to give a gift of a blue nazar Boncugu (nazar boncuk) or the evil eye bead as it is more widely known. People hang a small evil eye amulet from the […]

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