Hand wood carving in the Anatolia region of Turkey has been an art form for centuries. This craft survived the rise and fall of Ottoman rule and continues to be passed down from generation to generation today. When we first discovered local craftsmen applying traditional techniques, we were blown away by their time-honoured methods and impeccable attention to detail.
There’s a wonderful sentimentality to these hand-carved pieces thanks to the delicious story they hold. They were once used by village bakers to shape loaves of bread before firing, and we’ve sourced them for their modern living versatility. Highlight their earthy beauty with an assortment of mixed plants, or celebrate their origins by using them as an entertaining serving platter for an abundance of warm crusty bread.