Turn and Take (Returning to Roots)

A Matter of Learning in Africa

The Akan tribe, who live on the shores of Western Africa, have a system of symbols which they call Adinkra, one of which is called ‘Sankofa’. This symbolizes the proverb ‘There is no shame in returning to the past in order to remember what is forgotten’. The Akan philosophy believes that the future will be built from the values of the past, which symbolizes their deep respect for their roots and their past.

It is a Matter of…

Without the past there is no history. The real question is, when returning to the past, are we taking with us three items from our past or from our future? We are asking in order to find the answers.

Ehlikeyif - Turn and Take...

TRY390.00

Gaziantep’s famous copper is known for the fact that items are made from a single piece of copper, without any forging. All of the symbols have been chiseled by hand.

PLEASURE: 
An Ehlikeyif is a special copper bowl in which you place ice around the outer chamber, and a rakı glass in the center; it then keeps the drink cool without watering it down. This is a very unique item with a very special use. Fill the outer chamber with water, add a few drops of scented oil, light a candle in the center, and the rest is simply a matter of pleasure.

Emits a soft light and a pleasant aroma.
Relaxing and comforting.
Creates a pleasant ambiance. 
If you remove the candle, you can use it as a classic Ehlikeyif.
Extra candle cartridges are available for purchase.

You can use this in the bedroom, in your office, in the bathroom, in the garden, during meditation, or when practicing yoga.

CONTENTS: Copper ehlikeyif, two candles, 10 cc natural lavender oil.

Peshtemal - Turn and Take...

TRY160.00

Our peshtemals are made from the finest quality locally produced linen and cotton, and are woven using traditional methods. The symbols are embroidered using traditional flannel fabrics and natural yarns.

Highly absorbent.
Lightweight.
Takes up little space.
Fast-drying.
Ideal for babies.

Can be used at the pool, in the bath, at the beach, in the sauna or Turkish bath, during sports, or at the Spa.