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.