• Hidirellez: A Celebration of Magic, Wishes, and Hope

    May 5th has always been a day I look forward to. It is a night of magic, a night of wishes, and a night of hope. My mother would get small pieces o...
  • The Mystical Power of The Evil Eye

    The Evil Eye, also known as Nazar boncugu in Turkey, is a powerful talisman used to protect oneself from a malevolent gaze and ward off the negative energy caused by it. The Evil Eye has been mentioned in many religions, cultures, and literary works and has become one of the most prominent symbols of spiritual protection in home decor and fashion.
  • Kilim: A Traditional Expressive Art Form in Turkey

    Kilim is one of the most well-known handwoven art forms in Turkish culture, and is especially practiced in Anatolia, mostly by women. Each design on a kilim represents the culture, traditions, beliefs, expectations, and hopes of the weaver, and the materials used vary depending on the geographical location.
  • Yedi Kapi Supruntusu - The Mixed Incense

    What's in Yedi Kapi Supruntusu, the mixed incense from Turkey, that has the power of cleansing negative energy and protecting someone's spirit and space from it? How does it work?