The folks from Istanbul Rug Bazaar of Portland haul a truckload of gorgeous Turkish rugs over to Sisters for a few days so that Central Oregon can have the opportunity to see, touch and buy rugs — new, antique, wool, cotton, silk, with natural dyes.
This event is 10am – 6pm Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday, Nov 1-4.
More about IRB: “We migrated to Portland from our homeland of Anatolia, Turkey. Babik (pronounced “baw-bik”) is the ancient name of our homeland—located in the Kurdish region of Anatolia—referring to “land of Grandfather.” Babik is a town with many sheep farmers, the sheep’s wool has supported our family for thousands of years. Because sheep are such a vital part of our family’s well-being, they are treated with much respect and raised naturally on organic farms.
The beautiful carpets and kilims from nearby regions are woven with symbols that tell tales and histories of people. These bring back memories of home, where weavers like my mother and grandmother put their heart into their work, and their works of art adorned each room. My most treasured memories are of family gatherings for dinner around the hand-woven sofra.”
Come join us for a fabulous selection of Turkish Carpets and strong Turkish Coffee!