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Monday, November 15, 2010

Soaps of the Palace / Edirne


Last week we went to Edirne in order to take advantage of the excellent weathers. Edirne is the westernmost city of Turkey which has  borders with Bulgaria and Greece. It was the capital city of the Ottoman Empire before Istanbul.

We visited lots of monuments and did some shopping. Above are the soaps that I bought from Edirne. They are special to this city and produced for centuries. Starting from 1600 these fruit shaped soaps loved and used by the lovely ladies of the Ottoman Harem..In those days these soaps were only produced for the palace, but now decorating my bathroom.

Have a great week and more photos from Edirne trip soon....

20 comments:

  1. So pretty. Hard to believe they are soap. Must smell good.
    Looking forward to your trip photos.

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  2. At first glance I thought those are fruits:) Lovely!

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  3. Gorgeous photos, as days are very wet and grey over hear these colors felt as a treat.

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  4. Impressive collection of colors and good scents...harem soaps? How lovely now that everyone has the privilege of using these fruity delights!

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  5. I had to put my glasses on and still I am not sure .Lovely

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  6. Do I see little white soaps shaped liked heads of garlic? Not sure I would want to wash in that scent!!

    You create a beautiful vignette with the soaps.

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  7. these are so colourful!! the smell must be intoxicating.
    ~laura x

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  8. The soaps are beautiful. At first, I was looking for the soaps amid the fruit until I got down to the second picture. Lovely! Do they smell as delicious as they look? Works of art.

    Liz

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  9. I could pick a basketful of them and pretend I'm in the market!

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  10. Absolutely amazing. I can only imagine the smell. Wonderful, thank you so much. You continue to inspire on cold foggy days !

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  11. I have never seen soap that looks like fruit.
    Almost everything else it feels like, but not fruit. They look gorgeous and very realistic. :)

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  12. How lovely!
    The pictures are so pretty and colorful!
    xoxo

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  13. Aysegul,
    The soaps and your pictures are so vivid and stunning! I love them
    xx

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  14. These are absolutely gorgeous. Wow.

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  15. what lovely soaps! I would want a big bowl on my kitchen table too!

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  16. If you are in Toronto we have a fruit soap store in Scarborough Town Centre our website is www.soapway.ca Thanks

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