In keeping with the long-revered Filipino custom of giving pasalubong (small gifts) to friends and family upon one’s return from an out-of-town trip, I have these five woven bookmarks from Turkey to give away. These are long overdue, partly because I forgot where I kept them, mostly because I’ve been putting off taking a photo of the bookmarks for so long :P
The design is so fine, it looks like it’s printed but as you can see from this pic of the back portion, it *is* woven.
(I just realise now that I’ve gone crazy with the bokeh, hence the ‘blurred’ look in certain areas of the pics. Sorry ’bout that.)
The bookmarks are thin and wouldn’t add any bulk to any of your favourite books. The bookmarks are just a wee bit longer than your standard Reader’s Digest Condensed Books. (I love these books. They somehow manage to shorten an entire novel into about 25% of its original size without losing its oomph. Does Reader’s Digest still make such books??)
Take your pick from these designs. The designs on the extreme left and the extreme right are exactly the same and have the word ‘Turkey’ on top. The middle bookmark has ‘Ayasofya’ woven on the top and bottom portions. The other two do not have any text.
If you want one of these bookmarks, just leave a comment stating which design you’d like to have. The first five commenters will be the instant winners. I’d be happy to send these bookmarks by post anywhere in the world.
And speaking of Turkey, watch out for my upcoming posts about Topkapi Palace, Hagia Sophia (Ayasofya), the Egyptian Spice Bazaar, the Ambassador Hotel, osmanli macunu and a few other things that I’ve been wanting to share with you about my recent visit to Istanbul.
Hope your week’s not too toxic! Tarah!