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YASHAR BISH - Hidden Gems - April 2018

Friday, 30 March 2018  |  Kim

Here at Yashar Bish we are choosing something special each month to share with you, highlighting things you may not have discovered amongst our collection - for the month of April we have picked our gorgeous Uzbek Porcelain Bowls and Teapots

We love hunting out these vintage bowls and teapots when we are away on our buying trips in Turkey, we never know quite what treasures we may find until we start to rummage!

We have to admit that we do have rather a large collection of these in our own home, in all four sizes and they get used daily for salads, nuts, soups and noodles, I even steam poached eggs in the small ones!  Not only are they functional but they also look absolutely gorgeous on the shelf or dresser.


These bowls and teapots were made in the 1970’s during the times of the Soviet Union - sometimes they were produced as commemorative pieces and are often decorated with Ikat textile designs

The Vintage Uzbek Teapots are very individual and are big enough for a cup of tea for two.  Whatever your preferred tea, these teapots are a joy to use and perfect for a single or double serving - as the spouts are well defined they pour well with no dribbles!  

We have an interesting old book in the shop titled “Tattooed Mountain Women & Spoon Boxes of Daghestan” in which we found this lovely old image of an old carved fireplace with the mantelpiece housing an interesting collection of the old Soviet bowls

For any further info about our bowls or teapots go to our online Ceramic Category or send us an email here


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Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to one and all!

Monday, 25 December 2017  |  Kim

Thank you to all our lovely customers for helping to make our year a success

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Christmas Opening Times 2017

Sunday, 10 December 2017  |  Kim

We are open 7 days a week up to Christmas, check out our Christmas Opening Times Here...

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Early Spring Buying Trip in Turkey

Wednesday, 29 March 2017  |  Kim
We are away on a buying trip in Turkey hunting out new and interesting things for our shop, here is a taster of things to come plus a few extra images of interesting food and bits and bobs!
Having just arrived in Turkey for a buying trip we were immediately drawn to these traditional rag rug (chaput) runners, woven in many Turkish households, they have now started to come on to the market for sale. They are very fine and very different to the normal Indian rag rugs, and have great colours, time to start having a good dig in and start negotiations! We have various sizes arriving in the autumn

Love this Turkish Oya crochet, so colourful


Looking forward to this new line of Turkish cotton bedcovers/throws which are hand loomed in Denizli in South West Turkey


We are finding some really nice folk weavings from Moldovia on this Buying Trip featuring gorgeous roses, a garden under foot!

Love the architecture of the Turkish Bazaars

Amazing hot Turkish humous with pine nuts! Yum. We are at a restaurant cooking traditional food from Urfa


Finishing off our Turkish meal with ultra strong "MIRRA" coffee from south east Turkey. It's drunk in minute thimble portions in tiny ceramic cups. Won't be sleeping tonight!


This stunning old Obruk Kilim from the Konya region of Turkey is definitely going to have to come back to Yashar Bish with us! Love the colour combo, just couldn't leave it behind!

Great Russian fabric that we will get cushions made from
Ottoman Fabrics that we will get a selection of Floor Cushions and Standard Sizes as well as three sizes of round large bolsters
We will make this Kilim into draft excluders and bolster cushions - they will be ready for our autumn shipment
Wow found these amazing Uzbek silk velvet fabric lengths which we will make into very long bolster cushions, watch this space!
Some Uzbek Silk Velvet Purses

Turkish Malatya Rug an old piece with soft colours. This will be coming in the shipment!

That's it for now!!
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Late Night Christmas Shopping

Tuesday, 6 December 2016  |  Kim

We have our Late Night Christmas Shopping event in the North Laine on 8 December, some of the (now) 54 shops that will be open will be offering nibbles, discounts or wine plus great shopping!

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Luxury Travel Experts Kuoni Using Yashar Bish Rugs for New Stores!

Tuesday, 11 October 2016  |  Kim

Luxury Worldwide Travel Experts Kuoni are using our Kilims & Rugs in their Stores, they are opening stores across the country and have used lots of our rugs to create a great atmosphere for travel planning!  

This is their new Windsor Store - they have used our lovely fine Ghalmouri Kilims to upholster the original train seating.

This is the Kuoni's concession in the John Lewis, Leicester Store, again the fine Ghalmouri Kilims look great!

Here Kuoni Travel have used a lovely vintage, soft coloured Turkish Kilim - setting the scene in the John Lewis Welwyn Garden City Store




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Persian Carpet & Rug Shipment

Monday, 10 October 2016  |  Kim

Some of our Persian rug shipment getting packed in Iran ready for their journey to us in Brighton, only another 20 bales to pack. Very excited about their arrival! 


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BBC's Have I Got News For You!

Thursday, 6 October 2016  |  Kim

See our Suzani embroideries and other textiles in the BBC's Have I Got New For You trailer!





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