Magic Carpet

Here it is…

Turkish Carpet … the beautiful byproduct of my recent expedition to Sultanahmet.

The Carpet Cafe is maybe halfway down the steep slope from the Blue Mosque and after an enjoyable half hour (an hour?) of education, apple tea and haggling I came away with this Anatolian carpet of silk on a cotton base.  The detail of pattern and the depth of colour in the silk is so beautiful and, I now know, is the result of incredibly fine stitching which starts at 64 double-knots per square centimetre.  Detail, finesse and, of course, cost increase from there. 

Unfortunately, it came without a manual so I have no idea how it flies.

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