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Tuesday, October 18, 2011
Just freshly off the plane from Istanbul, I managed to stuff a beautiful antique rug into my bag.
To be honest I didn't know much about rugs, carpets or kilims when I arrived in Turkey. Luckly for me I ended up at the right place, a small shop called Arsah. Quickly apparent was this warm, family-run establishment was passionate, knowledgeable and honest about their beautiful woven works. After viewing what had to be hundreds of rugs and kilims and drinking several cups of fragrante tea and strong turkish coffee I finally narrowed my choice down to one special piece. The colour, history and story all wove together something special for me. However what I left with was more than a rug, I left there with a new appreciation for a craft which was deeply routed in this beautiful country.
Posted by jetlegs at 5:49 PM