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Istanbul has been mother land for may societies throughout the world history, hence, at every corner of the city it is easy to see the valuable unique heritages of different cultures.
Evil Eye Meaning
Evil Eyes Meaning; 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 ......
What are kilim rugs?
kilim rugs—also called flatweaves—which are not knotted but smoothly flat on both sides. A flatwoven kilim rug is made using the same basic technique by which any fabric is woven: a grid of vertical yarns, called warps, is tightly interlaced with horizont
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The term “ikat” is derived from the Indonesian word for “tie," and in the Malay language means “to bind.” Why? Because the patterns in ikat cloth are achieved by tying or binding individual bundles of threads in a set motif before dying them and before th
Istanbul City Guide
Istanbul is truly a world city, a city which everyone should visit at least once in their lifetime. It is an enchanting blend of Eastern and Western culture, a vibrant, modern city, with a unique identity. Its rich past coexists alongside its youthful exu
Ayasofya (Haghia Sophia) Museum
Haghia Sophia Museum is located in Sultanahmet across from Sultan Ahmed Mosque. Considered one of the finest architectural works in the world, it was originally built as a church. Construction began during the reign of the Byzantine Emperor Constantine 1,
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
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.
In this post, you can find a brief glossary about rugs. These words are most used terms during classifing and describing a rug;
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 thoug
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 interactio
Turkish 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.
Turkey rich in musical heritage has developed this art in two areas, Turkish classical and Turkish folk music.