My name is Beyza. Since 2010 I am traveling frequently between Berlin and Turkey, on the trails of the Turkic nomad tribes. To connect with my roots, to dive deeper into origin of traditional Anatolian textiles and to understand their ancient symbols. My aim is to spread the beauty and the spirit of the Turkic tribes and the Sufis in the Western world. And to build bridges and to connect different cultures and religions. During my travels I am collecting handwoven vintage kilim rugs and other traditional textiles, ceramics, calligraphy art, ebru art, jewelry, wild mountain herbs and organic oils.
I am collecting and dealing with kilims because I really love them.
I love the touch and smell of the hand span sheep wool.
I love that they are sustainable and organic.
I love that they were woven by natural and wild hearted women.
Kilim weaving is the heritage of a nomad tradition that dates thousands of years when the Turks were still believing in a shamanic religion. All the symbols that you can find on kilims today date back many thousand years. We will probably never really understand their meanings. But we can try to connect with it on a more subtle level to feel what they want to tell us. What kind of stories or what kind of energy.
For me kilims are woven poems. Come and visit me in my temple to know more about the beauty of this wonderful weaving tradition.