I passed it several times in the Spice Market & it was...stunning!
There is a very good reason I didn't try it on....being considerably taller (& proportionally bigger) than both the average female tourist and the local Turkish women looking at clothes, I guessed that it wouldn't fit me, so didn't even enter the shop. Had I looked into the future & seen how often I have since thought about that pomegranate coat & regretted that I hadn't tried it on, I may well have backtracked & been brave enough to enquire whether there were any bigger sizes!!!
Suzani is a beautiful embroidered textile tradition produced in a few regions in Turkey. Usually embroidered onto a plain off-white cotton background, they feature colourful flower & vine motifs. Pomegranates are also a popular motif.
Well, this week, we picked the first & only pomegranate from the tree we planted 4 years ago! Yes, it is small & underdeveloped. But....it's still a pomegranate & we are very proud of it!!!!
I started my day, just drawing pomegranate shapes over & over again, each with a slight variation.
I am very pleased with both the experiment & the result.
This will be my last weekly art project for a few months, so I felt it was a good place to finish on. When I return, I will resume my trip down memory lane with Istanbul, as there are still some many inspirations I haven't yet explored here... although I am fully aware that my head will be brimming over with fresh inspiration from Iceland & Norway! I think it's fair to say that travel inspired weekly art projects are going to keep me going for a loooooooong time!
Till next time...thanks for following my art adventures!!
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