Hisar Anatolian Support Society

The Hisar Anatolian Support Society (HADD) works with 130 women aged between 16 and 24 from low-income large nomadic families who were forced to migrate to the city of Van in Eastern Turkey.  The Association consists of five ateliers (workshops) under the supervision and training of Mr. Enver Özkahraman, a master of Kilim weaving and natural yarn dyes.

Armed conflicts during the 90s forced the women’s communities to abandon their nomadic tradition in the mountains and settle in the outskirts of the Van city.  These refugee communities continue to suffer from high unemployment and, unfortunately, this situation is much worse for the women as illiteracy rates are extremely high.     

Many of the weavers who attend the kilim workshops are the sole breadwinners for their families. They learn the traditional art of dying wool and kilim weaving as well as literacy, math, computer and IT education.  

The high-end rugs bring in valuable income for their families, while preserving the ancient Turkish arts. Most importantly, these workshops provide a safe haven for the women to meet freely outside of their homes, build friendships, pursue education and escape from child marriage.

AŞİRET KAVGASI Turkish Kilim Quick shop
AŞİRET KAVGASI Turkish Kilim
AŞİRET KAVGASI Turkish Kilim
AŞİRET KAVGASI Turkish Kilim

AŞİRET KAVGASI Turkish Kilim

$328.00

Beautiful hand woven Turkish Kilim by a young woman name Hülya Oram who attends the HADD workshop. Named "Tribal Conflict" in English, this rug will be sure to add boho flair to any room. 

Size: 46 in X 32 in

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ÇILGÜL Turkish Kilim Quick shop
ÇILGÜL Turkish Kilim
ÇILGÜL Turkish Kilim
ÇILGÜL Turkish Kilim

ÇILGÜL Turkish Kilim

$512.00

Beautiful hand woven Turkish Kilim by a young woman name Emine Çiçek who attends the HADD workshop. Named "forty roses" in English, this rug will be sure to add boho flair to any room. 

Size: 50 in X 45 in

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GÜLÇİN Turkish Kilim Quick shop
GÜLÇİN Turkish Kilim
GÜLÇİN Turkish Kilim
GÜLÇİN Turkish Kilim

GÜLÇİN Turkish Kilim

$528.00

Beautiful hand woven Turkish Kilim by a young woman name Zeynep Deniz who attends the HADD workshop. Named "a bouquet of roses" in English, this rug will be sure to add boho flair to any room. 

Size: 52 in X 45 in

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GÜLHEZAR Turkish Kilim Quick shop
GÜLHEZAR Turkish Kilim
GÜLHEZAR Turkish Kilim
GÜLHEZAR Turkish Kilim

GÜLHEZAR Turkish Kilim

$346.00

Beautiful hand woven Turkish Kilim by a young woman name Zehra Demir who attends the HADD workshop. Named "thousand roses" in English, this rug will add boho flair to any room. 

Size:  45 in X 35 in 

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GÜLŞİVAN Turkish Kilim Quick shop
GÜLŞİVAN Turkish Kilim
GÜLŞİVAN Turkish Kilim
GÜLŞİVAN Turkish Kilim

GÜLŞİVAN Turkish Kilim

$435.00

Beautiful hand woven Turkish Kilim by a young woman name Nesibe Köklü who attends the HADD workshop. Named "rose of shephard" in English, this rug will add boho flair to any room. 

Size: 59 in X 34 in

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İSİMSİZ Turkish Kilim Quick shop
İSİMSİZ Turkish Kilim
İSİMSİZ Turkish Kilim
İSİMSİZ Turkish Kilim

İSİMSİZ Turkish Kilim

$384.00

Beautiful hand woven Turkish Kilim by a young woman name Naime Dayan who attends the HADD workshop. This rug will be sure to add boho flair to any room. 

Size: 43 in X 41 in

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LÜLEPER Turkish Kilim Quick shop
LÜLEPER Turkish Kilim
LÜLEPER Turkish Kilim
LÜLEPER Turkish Kilim

LÜLEPER Turkish Kilim

$558.00

Beautiful hand woven Turkish Kilim by a young woman name Gülcan Deniz who attends the HADD workshop. Named "a flower in hakkari" in English, this rug will be sure to add boho flair to any room. 

Size: 55 in X 45 in

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ŞAMARİ Turkish Kilim Quick shop
ŞAMARİ Turkish Kilim
ŞAMARİ Turkish Kilim
ŞAMARİ Turkish Kilim

ŞAMARİ Turkish Kilim

$410.00

Beautiful hand woven Turkish Kilim by a young woman name Ayşe Ahi who attends the HADD workshop. Named "clean, clear and purified" in English, this rug will add boho flair to any room. 

Size: 52 in X 37 in

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Thousand Roses Turkish Kilim Quick shop
Thousand Roses Turkish Kilim
Thousand Roses Turkish Kilim
Thousand Roses Turkish Kilim

Thousand Roses Turkish Kilim

$384.00

Beautiful hand woven Turkish Kilim by a young woman name Zehra Demir who attends the HADD workshop. Named "GÜLHEZAR" in Turkey, this rug will add boho flair to any room. 

Size: 53 in X 34 in 

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