Paşabahçe

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Paşabahçe glass
Pick up any glass in Turkey and chances are there’s a letter P on the bottom–it stands for Paşabahçe, Turkey’s top manufacturer of glassware and housewares. Blue-glass "evil eyes" (nazar in Turkish) are sold everywhere in Turkey, but these are actually locally made. They range from simple, silver-dollar-size keychains to hefty, gilded wall hangings. Other souvenirs include the tulip-shaped çay glasses seen in every teahouse in town and ornate Ottoman-inspired vases that look like they could have been lifted from Topkapı Palace. Another contender for your collection: a piece of twisted blue-striped Çeşm-i bülbül (“nightingale’s eye”) glass, a glass-blowing technique taken from Venice in the eighteenth century and made distinctively Turkish.
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Harbiye Mahallesi, Teşvikiye Cd. 47/A, 34365 Şişli/İstanbul, Turkey
+90 850 206 2130