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Vintage Turkish Kilim Bag

40.00 AUD

Fairy chimney rock formations, sunrise hot air balloon rides, subterranean cities, otherworldly hikes… Turkey’s Cappadocia region was a total trip and one of my favourite destinations thus far. But the real highlight for me was discovering Galerie Ikman, a family-owned treasure trove filled with thousands of kilim rugs, pillow cases, vests, floor cushions, saddle bags and more. There I chatted to the owner Bilal for hours about life in Turkey over steaming apple tea as I pawed through his treasures, eventually unearthing this special little vintage kilim bag. The fabric – handwoven in the Anatolia region of Turkey using techniques passed down for centuries from generation to generation and including symbolic patterns – is one of a kind.
Having long held a fascination for Turkish kilim rugs, to have found a wearable version was heaven for me. If it’s your idea of heaven too, and you want to make a colourful statement by throwing this baby over your shoulder, you know what to do.

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Product Description

Condition: Good; raw edges as seen in photos, all part of the product’s charm
Material: Authentic, handwoven, vintage kilim from Turkey; unlined. Strap approximately 70cm in length, can be knotted to suit your needs


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Pieces featured in Nina’s Bazaar are vintage, pre-loved or handmade one-offs so there may be imperfections which add to the character of each piece.

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