Best Turkish Bazaar - 2005
Another Time & Place
Exploring this tiny shop on Henderson Avenue is like burrowing into a Middle Eastern street market in search of handmade treasures. From their travels, owners Mehmet and Lisa Celik bring back things like Afghani wedding hats, elaborate headpieces of bright fabric, embroidery, beads and metal pieces that are individual works of art. Carvings from Africa, brilliantly colored ceramic platters from Turkey, wall hangings from China and stone carvings from Vietnam are scattered throughout the store, along with skirts and tops from India and Pakistan. This is one of those places to visit every few weeks to stock up on unique gifts or to add something to your display cabinets or walls. Pretend you bought that embroidered silk jacket the last time you visited Thailand. Who's to know?