ON THE ISLANDS OF INDONESIA

AN IBU IS A WOMAN OF RESPECT

It is also a collection of luxurious garments and goods for the home handmade by women artisans around the world.
As they spin, dye, weave their stories in cloth, Ibu artisans craft more than beauty;
they craft their own independence, educate their children, lead communities.  They change futures.

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Ibulliance: The Coat that Zehra Made

Cutting between Istanbul's Blue Mosque and the Aya Sofia on the way to work is a bit surreal. The April day is shining and clear and the tourists who would normally throng this area are alarmingly absent - a suicide bombing in the Istanbul airport in 2016 has driven Europeans and Americans away in droves. The carpet dealers that lined the Sultanahmet historical district have shut their doors one by one, their trade killed by lack of commerce.

I'm headed to the one who survived. Mehmet Cetinkaya has built one of the finest selections of carpets and textiles in the region and knows his stuff. So does his daughter, Zehra, who greets me with her glamorous smile as I enter their magical boutique.

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