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A little bit of Turkey in the Anatolia collection

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The Anatolian peninsula is a mountainous region that has been very strategic throughout history. Also known as Asia Minor, Anatolia comprises most of modern Turkey and is one of the oldest inhabited regions in the world due to its location at the intersection of Asia and Europe. It has seen the development of multiple cultures and civilizations since prehistory: Persians, Celts, Greeks, Romans, Armenians or Goths. Hence, it is an eclectic zone, full of nuances and cultural influences from around the world. Of all the civilizations that hosted the Peninsula, the influence of the Byzantine Empire and the Ottoman have been one of the most important one. They give name to the fabrics of this collection: Empire and Ottoman.

 

 

 

Empire

It is elegance in its maximum exponent, a velvety styled viscose with a geometric design of medium scale. The color is also the protagonist as it always happens with the collections of Les Créations: 8 colors of the earth selected with detail, which coordinate exquisitely with the Ottoman quality.

Ottoman

It picks up the name of the fabrics that were originally silk or bright cotton and came from Turkey, and were characterized by their ribbed or “canutillo” texture and because they are very resistant and optimal for upholstery. In this contemporary version of the ancient Otomanes we find 10 color ranges that coordinate with the Empire fabric.

 

Anatolia, a magical place

Anatolia stands out for its mountains and its high plateau, essential elements in that peninsula of Asia that, bathed by four seas, the Mediterranean, the Aegean, the Marmara and the Black, is anchored with the mountain ranges that vertebrate it in the heart of the Caucasus. Let’s take a route through its impressive landscapes and discover a mystical country full of fantasy.

 

Capadocia

A fairytale scenario characterized by mountains with the form of a cusp resulting from the millenary erosion of nature. An incredible landscape that is declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. Due to the fragility of the material, the rock was excavated and served as a refuge during periods of war. Even today some caves are still inhabited.

 

 

Pamukkale

Pamukkale means “Cotton Castle”. It is a curious place covered by terraces and white waterfalls. The collision of tectonic plates due to earthquakes gave rise to slopes from which hot springs with a high mineral content sprout. A magical place.

 

 

Monte Ararat

Ararat is one of the most sacred mountains in the world. It has incarnated transcendental histories and ideals for many ancient and current civilizations in east and west. It is a really special place lost among the steppes of Iran, Armenia and Turkey. Different religions relate their genesis to this mountain; Utnapishtimen for the ancient Sumerians, Vedic and Babylonian, Nuh for the Muslims and Noah in the case of the Christians; all these cultures tell of the existence of a man “fair and complete among the people of his time” who built a great ship in whose interior he managed to save all the biodiversity of his world.

 

septimoA little bit of Turkey in the Anatolia collection