Wednesday, 9 April 2008

Not for veggies


Sometimes, we go to the weekly market in the adjacent province of Aydin. This is a two and a half hour drive from home, but it is very interesting. The province where we live, Mu─čla, is totally dedicated to the tourism industry, with two well known bath places within its boundaries, Marmaris and Bodrum.

Aydin has touristy places of its own, but is mostly what always was, an agrarian community that prides itself in its fertile earth. All kind of veggies grow in Aydin, but it has also very large cotton fields.

We don’t go to the market for the veggies, thought. There is a section of the market called the trousseau market, where oya’s can be bought, along with all kind of crocheted and embroidered doilies and such, and there it is where we go, mostly.

The weekly market is enormous, sprawling through most of the inner city. Thousands of people, from the city and surrounding villages come to buy or sell. And in the hand of every woman and of many men, are big bags made of woven plastic strips in all colors.


And those bags are amazing. There are not only very strong, but the resulting wave is beautiful in design as well. Most of those bags are very big, capacious enough for a week of groceries, but we searched long till finding smaller ones, and have converted them in the coolest, cutest bags. Not exactly for veggies, but for all the needs of the city girl.

Have a look at our Etsy shop for the first of those!


8 comments:

  1. Super adaptation of a well used daily object!

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  2. It's amazing what you do with this beautiful bags!

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  3. Weekly bazar is one of my favorite things in Turkey :) We always end up with buying tons of different fruits that are just sooooo delicious. It´s not comparable with fruits in Europe at all.

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  4. You are a clever girl! Amazing bags!

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  5. Star, i'm also turning green :) - or planning a trip to turkey to see all this beautiful handcraft!

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  6. Wonderful bags... they look so sunny... reminds me of a summer holidays!

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  7. Gorgeous bags, Star! The flowers make them special.

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  8. Your blog makes me want to travel back to Turkey - immediately! But unfortunately, I can't do this, that's why I come here to cure my 'Turkey-sickness'. :)

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