Abstract dolls with traditional turkish motifs
In Turkey you should bring a gift for the kids along, when you are invited to a families home. The Kapali Çarsi, the Grand Bazaar, is shopping district with thousands of stores. Linda Caldwell's store is one of the few among them, where to find a special gift. She started her store Deli Kizin Yeri in 1998 when she and her husband retired to Istanbul. The products are a new interpretation of traditional handcrafted arts, some of them using needle lace (oya) from village ladies in the Tarsus Mountains, kece items from a village cooperative, and dolls from a women's group in Iznik.
wristband for kids with needle lace
At the Istanbul Design Week, which took place in the great setting of the morbid charme of old Galata bridge, we were impressed by a fibre glass hammock. Though it looks stiff, the frame is flexible.
The „leaf hammock" is weather resistant and can be kept outside-at least during summer.
Designed by Pinar Yar and Tugrul Gövsa.