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Turkish Handicrafts: Gateway to History

Turkish Handicrafts: Gateway to History

Posted by Paykoc Imports

Talk to an art historian and they’ll tell you that there is no separation between “art” and “history”; that the study of one is the study of the other. It’s hard to disagree if you take a closer lo …

Modern and Contemporary Turkish Ceramic Masters

We spend a lot of time on our blog talking about the beauty and importance of Turkish ceramics and handicrafts. What we haven’t done up to this point is spent much time talking about specific Tu …

In many countries, including the US, the handicraft tradition is fading into the sunset. The causes are many and complex but tend to revolve around the rise of consumer culture and the attendant em …

The Turkish Evil Eye Charm

The Turkish Evil Eye Charm

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When people think “evil eye” they commonly think of the negative aspects of the term. The concept of the ‘evil eye’ goes back many centuries and is typically described as a form of malevolent gaze …

A Brief History of Turkey: Her Culture and Handicrafts

For five millennia the area of Asia Minor that we now call Turkey has played a central role in the economic, cultural and political life of both Europe and the Middle East. Originally known as Anatoli …