bazaarbayar

Repurposed handmade Turkish & Central Asian fiber arts

Istanbul, Turkey · 378 Sales

bazaarbayar

Repurposed handmade Turkish & Central Asian fiber arts

Istanbul, Turkey 378 Sales On Etsy since 2007

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Announcement   Hos geldiniz - Welcome!

Our nomadic spirits wander around Istanbul, through Anatolia and beyond to Central Asia to find the elements to make treasures we love, from the best semi-precious stones to beautiful vintage handwoven textiles. Many items we offer are made by myself, my husband or other local artisans here in Western Turkey, using time honored traditions. Our suzanis and ikats come from the Central Asian countries of Uzbekistan, Tajikistan and Afghanistan.

To learn more about us and some of the items featured here, please visit our newest posts at:

Our site: bazaarbayar.com

Our TAFA fiber art group: http://www.tafalist.com/members/bazaar-bayar

Our craft tours: http://www.bazaarbayar.com/istanbul-knit-retreats

Facebook: BazaarBayar

Twitter: @BazaarBayar

Some of our items are shipping from the United States. Shipping time within North America takes about a week; 2 weeks everywhere else. Those items shipping from Turkey to Europe is about 5-8 working days. Shipping time to North and South America and Asia is about 10-12 working days. Many of our items are available wholesale - please convo us.

Thanks for stopping by - we appreciate your visit!

Announcement
Last updated on Mar 18, 2016

Hos geldiniz - Welcome!

Our nomadic spirits wander around Istanbul, through Anatolia and beyond to Central Asia to find the elements to make treasures we love, from the best semi-precious stones to beautiful vintage handwoven textiles. Many items we offer are made by myself, my husband or other local artisans here in Western Turkey, using time honored traditions. Our suzanis and ikats come from the Central Asian countries of Uzbekistan, Tajikistan and Afghanistan.

To learn more about us and some of the items featured here, please visit our newest posts at:

Our site: bazaarbayar.com

Our TAFA fiber art group: http://www.tafalist.com/members/bazaar-bayar

Our craft tours: http://www.bazaarbayar.com/istanbul-knit-retreats

Facebook: BazaarBayar

Twitter: @BazaarBayar

Some of our items are shipping from the United States. Shipping time within North America takes about a week; 2 weeks everywhere else. Those items shipping from Turkey to Europe is about 5-8 working days. Shipping time to North and South America and Asia is about 10-12 working days. Many of our items are available wholesale - please convo us.

Thanks for stopping by - we appreciate your visit!

Catherine and Abit Bayar

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Catherine and Abit Bayar

Silk Ikat Handwoven Orange Gold Cream
US$40.00
Silk Ikat Handwoven Multicolor Bright
US$40.00
Silk Ikat Handwoven Warm Taupe Cream
US$40.00
Silk Ikat Handwoven Camel Cream
US$40.00
Silk Ikat Diamond Handwoven Blue Cream Black
US$40.00
Silk Ikat Oval Handwoven Green Blue Cream
US$40.00
Silk Ikat Diamond Handwoven Teal Blue Cream
US$40.00
Silk Ikat Handwoven Black White Zigzag
US$40.00
Rug Overdyed Vintage Rich Pink 5.5'x9'
US$1,295.00
Rug Overdyed Vintage Turkish Coral 9'x6'
US$1,485.00
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About

Sharing the Common Language of Craft

We moved from Selcuk near the Aegean to Istanbul's Old City the summer of 2010 to launch a workshop to support local unsung artisans: women who still weave, knit, and crochet in the traditions of timeless Turkish handcraft. Istanbul is a magical, challenging city with a diverse population of women. Some of these are educated women, reviving crafts as a hobby or a career. There are other women with fewer opportunities who’d like to earn money within a safe community of women.

Our workshop, now in Samatya on the Sea of Marmara, but only 10 minutes from tourist-packed Sultanahmet, also gives traveling women a chance to meet Turkish women through classes we offer and craft tours we host. Hands engaged to learn new skills and teach traditional ones, spinning yarns, clacking needles and drinking tea together, we’ll share the common language of craft with stories from our lives and about our cultures.

For more of our story, please visit us here: http://www.bazaarbayar.com/about-us

Or join us for a crafting weekend:
http://www.bazaarbayar.com/istanbul-knit-retreats

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Shop members
  • Abit + Catherine Bayar

    Owner, Maker, Designer, Curator

    Kurdish Turk Abit (treasure hunter) + Californian American Catherine (designer/fiber artist/writer) = Bazaar Bayar, a handcraft workshop dedicated to repurposing vintage finds and creating wearable, useable fiber art.

Shop policies

Last updated on September 13, 2012
We are treasure hunters at heart! We love to find items that no one has time to make anymore. We also love to make things ourselves from what we find. Many of our treasures are vintage, and as such may show signs of wear or slight damages. We will always note these in the item's descriptions.

Accepted payment methods

  • Accepts Etsy gift cards
Payment
PayPal is preferred, though please ask us about other options.
Shipping
We ship via the USPS or UPS from the US, DHL and the Turkish Postal Service from Turkey. Shipping time can take up to three working weeks, so please be patient. Tracking and insurance costs may be extra, but please ask.
Refunds and Exchanges
All sales are final. However, our door is always open in the unlikely event you are truly unhappy with your purchase. Please ask us for more photos to be sure of details like color, which can vary based on computer monitors. We will note any wear, damage and other irregularities in the item's description so you know what you will receive!