I have been to Turkey 3 times and was very impressed with the town of Selcuk which is very close to Ephesus. Selcuk is a charming town which dates back to Byzantine times, and today still keeps much of its old Turkish character. I visited Selcuk twice and bought all of my kilims there.
Anyone living in a home built in the 1920s or before has some very long hallways, and this exquisite handmade kilim [#503] would be perfect for any hallway.
#502 is a fairly large hand woven kilim.
Below is a beautifully designed small kilim featuring 2 stags and other animals [#510]. Obviously this kilim deserves an important place on you wall, not on the floor.
My carpets are all handmade an were purchased in the southern part of Morocco. #509 is a thick finely woven carpet and was bought in the Atlas region of Morocco.
#507 is a spectacular very large pastel thick handmade carpet which was purchased in a carpet making town on the road from The Atlas to Essoaouria. It features Berber symbols and the colours are somewhat lighter than those shown in the picture – pink rather than light red. I have some terrific pictures of this rug making town, but alas, I visited Morocco before I owned a digital camera so will have to scan them. Please keep reading my blogs!
Essaouria is a walled Berber city on the Atlantic and has been inhabited since pre-historic times. It is well worth a visit. Be sure to stay inside the city walls. You will see many wonderful sights!
June is the month for weddings. For some suitable wedding and engagement gifts check my Feb. blog and the rest of my website.
Take advantage of the 5o% sale on kilims and carpets. They could make good wedding gifts, too.
-Until next time.