"Weave beautifully your small thread in the grand tapestry" Gordon B. Hinckley
FIVE OBJECTS TO TAKE HOME Pestamel from Jennifer's Hamam The pestamel is a kind of flat woven towel traditionally used in Turkish baths. They are super absorbent and dry quickly, making them ideal for use at home as well. At her store in the Arasta Bazaar, expat Canadian Jennifer Gaudet sources handwoven, natural dyed pestamels from Anatolian villages, helping to keep the tradition alive. There are even organic cotton options.
Article by Melody Meyer
Article for February 2018 LALE Magazine written by Liza Slay Photographs: Liza Slay, Monica Fritz, Jennifer Gaudet
It's been almost 7 years since our meagre beginnings. During this time we've expanded the art of weaving and drank gallons of tea with many different weavers, listening to their stories and learning about how their lives were changed since working with Jennifer's Hamam
The Hamam is an ancient steam bath concept that goes back as far as the Romans who passed on the idea to the Byzantines and then on to the Turks. Although the concept can be found throughout the world, it's the Turks who named it and have embraced it since Ottoman times.
INCA (International Nature & Cultural Adventures) - Blog Article unknown
Article in Organic Spa Magazine by Rona Berg
Turkish weaving history was such that women were the home weavers and the teachers of the next generation and men were the commercial weavers. Meet one of the very few active women weavers working for us on one of our most complicated looms.
You thought you were at home with us in the Arasta Bazaar shops .... NOW ... you are going to fall in love all over again. Three floors, 70 m2 each of the most beautiful hand-made textiles ever!!! OPENING AUGUST 1st, 2014
Edmonton Journal Article by Jessica Levco
A famous weaver from the past, helps to resurrect two special looms to copy a design he created back in the 50s.
So many exciting things to report about the last year!! Thank you for your support this past year and we look forward to serving you in 2013.
Continue your journey into silk with part 2 of our 2 part series about the last family in Turkey that still does the entire process of silk.
We're so excited to welcome you to our Third shop in the Arasta Bazaar - NO: 125
Come learn with us about silk and the last family in Turkey still doing the whole process by hand.
More choices and another location!! Read on ....
Our first 1 1/2 years have been a huge learning curve and have brought us great knowledge and insight into the how to proceed for the future.