A nazar is an eye-shaped charm, nearly always blue in color, believed to protect the wearer against the “evil eye.” It is common in Mediterranean and Middle Eastern countries where it is often seen hanging in homes, offices, cars, or incorporated into jewelry. Turkish people believe that a nazar will protect you from bad energy by […]

Turkish textile production dates back to the Ottoman period of the 16th and 17th centuries.  Today the textile industry is one of the most components of the Turkish economy with an annual export value of $5.4 billion.  On nearly every street and throughout the Grand Bazaar, beautiful Turkish textiles can be found from bolts of […]