Friday, 21 October 2011

quality not quantity...


as i said i did not buy an awful lot in istanbul
in part due to high price tags
        in part due to not liking what i saw
                   and i am quite sure
in part due to not finding the best area to hunt

still the little i got pleases me





now these i love
they are late 1800's
turkish greek orthodox prayer tokens
i found them in a small and dusty shop
in the centre of the grand bazaar
sorry to say not cheap
but unusual and darn cute




and these are rather fantastic says i
again late 1800's turkish
hand carved pinewood hand guards
to protect the fingers and knuckles when scything
i love an unusual find which is super decorative
and can imagine these on the wall
with a single stem dried flower or suchlike

officially my full etsy odd and old shop
will not be open again until 3rd november
as i am here and my stock is there
yet i am listing these delights
in a moment should you be so inclined

happy days
x
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2 comments:

polkadotpeticoat said...

you found some very unusual finds!
happy hunting Momma.

Vintage Jane said...

Wow, love the prayer tokens and the hand guards ... at first sight I thought they were rather odd shoes for a three toed person!!! M x

 
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