Silk road starts here

Silk road starts here

Posted on Apr 2, 2014 in Featured products

For a long time, the export of silkworms from China was punishable by death . However, two Greek monks managed to steal few caterpillars and smuggle them out of China. One could say it was the beginning of silk weaving prosperity in the Asia Minor. Over time, the whole “silk cities” formed, such as Bursa, Smyrna and many others. For centuries, Turkish silk has been considered to be one of the highest quality, the brightest and the thinnest. Turkish masters have brought...

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The taste of the Middle East on TravelLab Shop

The taste of the Middle East on TravelLab Shop

Posted on Apr 2, 2014 in Featured products

These silk scarfs would be a perfect gift for any woman. Discovered in Turkey, it will decorate your (or your significant one’s) neck or head. Or, possibly, you will find another interesting way to tie this scarf, such as a top. It is stylish and elegant, colored like a strawberry candy and will complement clothes of various colours.

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Traditional silk from Turkey

Traditional silk from Turkey

Posted on Apr 2, 2014 in Featured products

For a long time, the export of silkworms from China was punishable by death . However, two Greek monks managed to steal few caterpillars and smuggle them out of China. One could say it was the beginning of silk weaving prosperity in the Asia Minor. Over time, the whole “silk cities” formed, such as Bursa, Smyrna and many others. For centuries, Turkish silk has been considered to be one of the highest quality, the brightest and the thinnest. Turkish masters have brought...

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‘Rainfall in the Ethiopian Forest’ statement necklace

‘Rainfall in the Ethiopian Forest’ statement necklace

Posted on Nov 3, 2013 in Featured products

Many people seem to think that Ethiopia is a total desert, yellow, burnt, in general, a kind of “African”. However, when you go there you can see that this country (as well as all of Africa, in fact) is incredibly green, filled with lakes, rivers and waterfalls. Hectares of forests are located in the Southern Ethiopia, at the Omo Valley. In the rainy season which begins in Ethiopia in May and ends in September, the forest turns into some kind of a live giant...

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‘Rhythm of Ethiopia’ collection in the TravelLab Shop

‘Rhythm of Ethiopia’ collection in the TravelLab Shop

Posted on Sep 20, 2013 in Featured products

I recently presented with the “Rhythm of Ethiopia” collection with its own dedicated shopping isle. In short, tribes of Omo Valley impressed me deeply; this crystallized into the idea of ​​a jewelry collection inspired by Ethiopia. Now I make the jewelry in Israel using only the authentic beads from Kenya (this is where the tribes themselves shop). I want to point out that each item is custom-made to fit each customer. For more details on how the ‘Rhythm of Ethiopia’...

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‘I am Benne’ Bracelet

‘I am Benne’ Bracelet

Posted on Aug 20, 2013 in Featured products

  Wide and vivid bracelet “I am Benne” will not fail to draw attention to its owner. Soft and fluffy brushes made of white wool, as well as the contrasting colors will make it the central part of your look. This bracelet has a “hard shell” and is perfect for the “Statement jewelry” lovers.   The rhythm of this  necklace’s pattern is inspired by the Benne tribe of the Southern Ethiopia. The Bennett tribe is easily...

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Plaid bordeaux rug (Kenya)

Plaid bordeaux rug (Kenya)

Posted on Aug 20, 2013 in Featured products

This rug and other rugs like this have become “national costumes” of several tribes of Southern Ethiopia and Kenya. Masai, Ben, Mursi  tie them in some special way around their tall tanned bodies and become even more formidable and unapproachable. You can also use it as a blanket cover; or feel free to follow the fashion of African tribes and tie it around your shoulder, preferably with a white shirt. Buy it here....

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‘Rhythm of the Hamer Tribe’ Necklace

‘Rhythm of the Hamer Tribe’ Necklace

Posted on Aug 20, 2013 in Featured products

  Multi-row black-yellow-and-white necklace made of the beads of the various sizes will look great with almost any clothing and organically fit any look. The necklace’s clasp is decorated with two brushes made of white wool;  they perfectly fit clothes with a cut on a back. Length of the brushes and threads can be adjusted to your liking. The rhythm of this  necklace’s pattern is inspired by the Hamer tribe of the Southern Ethiopia, the most numerous and...

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Tea Cup (Ethiopia)

Tea Cup (Ethiopia)

Posted on Jun 28, 2013 in Featured products

For all you tea lovers: these vibrant tea cups with the large saucers which can, for example, fit a slice of an apple pie. Now people from all over the world can buy them by visiting the  TravelLab Shop. Porcelain cups are made and painted in Ethiopia, but we will deliver them anywhere in the world! Get your cups here....

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Blue and red scarf (Ethiopia)

Blue and red scarf (Ethiopia)

Posted on Jun 24, 2013 in Featured products

Cotton is one of the greatest treasures of Ethiopia. Here it is grown, harvested, rolled and is used to make the finest scarves. This is one of these treasures that  brought to the collection of the TravelLab Shop: this red and blue scarf is made ​​of natural cotton, dyed with natural dyes and hand-woven. It will be a great accessory to complement your outfit. Get yours...

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