Ale Mo on Jul 19, 2016
I was aware that the waiting would be long. I was aware that every piece is different since they are handmade, but in this case the item was not worth the wait and the difference was huge. The werewolf is absolutely different from the one shown ant the picture; mine does not even have an ear and it looks more like a strawberry or an bizarre creature. I have asked several people to guess what it is and no one has guessed it is a wolf. Although the wood is high quality and the finish looks nice, it is not a wolf, at least not like the one shown in the picture. i would post a photo but i think i cannot post them in the reviews.
boylandknitworks on Jul 5, 2016
Beautiful hair stick- it was slow to ship but worth the wait! Thank you for the work of art.
The Ancient Muse, magical moments and stories
Every moment in our lives is a story, a magical moment and what we wear is a part of it. They become the details, the details of the beautiful, magical stories. I am inspired by stories and magical moments and with each objects I create I try to create that magical piece which can be the detail of people's beautiful moments. My aim is to create something represents them and come from out of time. I love history all around the world. Vikings and Asia my obsessions. Love how the wood was in their culture. Wood is an organic material and still lives and changes with you day to day basis. Sun makes the color of the wood darker and some woods, such as purple heartwood star gray and become purple day by day. And watch this is magical.
The Ancient Muse brand started while i was living in Bordeaux. Then after working few years at my apartment which was very difficult. I decided i need a bigger place which was better for my health and moved to Turkey. Now i have a attic workshop with a terrace. So i can work in better conditions.
I love to use what is available locally that is why most of my creations are from pear wood or cherry wood. I also use semi-precious woods such as ebony wood and snake wood, purple heartwood, padouk wood, cocobolo,... I love to choose my woods and choosing wood is one of the most important process. Each cm of the wood is different and choosing the right wood with that design takes a while for me. Working with wood is a big process. The wood never stays the same. You start with a color of wood and layer by layer i carve it changes and come to a different thing. Different color and even wood vain make different motifs on the designs naturally. It is all unexpected sometimes. But each item is %100 unique and this makes it very special.
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Owner, Maker, Designer, Curator, Story Teller
Welcome, I am a romantic who loves history and unknown lands. Lived and travel in Europe. Studied in England and established The Ancient Muse in Bordeaux France where i get my first inspiration. Then i moved to Turkey to have a bigger workshop.
Items are shipped from Turkey, the time of the shipping depend on the country and the treatment of the border. Packages take from 15 days to 6 weeks to arrive. Packages are send by registered mail with tracking number which is a very secure way. Registered mail allows us to have my package back if in case the package has any problems on the way.
Please note that if you are asking an item in a short period of time and if your item doesn't arrive on time I will not be taking any responsibility for it.
Thank you for your understanding.
Refunds and Exchanges
For the refund items must return.
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Frequently asked questions
Please do not go to swim or shower with your items. Although one time will not damage it or rain. But regular water can damage your items.
All of the items are made to order because we are all different. Sizing can be changed depending on your hair type and lenght. Just let me know. Also i can create items for children.