Greetings from Istanbul, where I have purchased some contemporary flat woven rugs- Kilims. These rugs are woven with recycled kilims of goats hair. They are dense and durable and would accommodate modernor traditional interiors. Black, dark brown and ivory with no pattern.

For fun- I just waled thru the Bazar and had drinks with Carrie, Michael and George Nahabedian of NAHA Restaurant of Chicago.

They have been here 10 days; Carrie as celebrity guest chef at the Four Seasons Istanbul (a renovated old jail). She has duplicated a portion of her NAHA menu and michael has duplicated some NAHA cocktails.They depart for Lisbon tomorrow, I’m heading home.