Holiday Gifts from Turkey

Yesterday I posted this Holiday Gift Guide on our Intarsia Concept blog. Not surprisingly, many of the submissions we received came from my Turkish networks, so I thought I would showcase those creative entrepreneurs here.

Not everything is necessarily handmade, but it's all inspired by Turkey in some way (yes, even the nail bar).

I hope you'll forgive my sparse editing from the original post and consider this the Turkish Digest version.

California Nail Bar - Relaxation and rejuvenation in a trendy shopping district of Istanbul.

Tales from the Expat Harem: Foreign Women in Modern Turkey anthology from editors Anastasia Ashman and Jennifer Eaton Gokmen. Available in paperback* or for your Kindle.

Citara's - Online handcrafted bazaar (that's us)

Shibu Design - Unique natural gem jewelry (Sebnem makes her own beads!).

 Beaded Necklace 
from The Open Studio

The Open Studio - Jewelry designs inspired by ancient artifacts, modern hardware.

from Bazaar Bayar

Bazaar Bayar - Handmade and vintage textiles and handknit treasures with a Turkish twist.

Silver Infused Sifa Yarn from The Knit Box

The Knit Box - Turkish yarn, patterns and accessories and community support.

Behind the Bazaar - Introductions to authentic Istanbul artists and designers.

I hope this inspires you to consider buying some of your holiday gifts from Turkey this year.

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