Anatolian Artisans


Congratulations to finalists of the first AnArt design competition!

The top four winners were selected from among 14 semi-finalists. And the winners are:

First Prize : DENIZ KARGI - Collection DROPS OF TULIP
Second Prize : KIVANC BULU - Collections CAPE T DIEM
Third Prize : ALPER OKCU - Collections KARANFIL, BAHAR
Special Mention : JUDITH F. SZEKI - Collection READY TO RIDE
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Anatolian Artisans Design Competition is open to final year students and graduates of Fine Art Faculties of Turkish universities. Age limit is 40.
To find out about entry requirements and how to enroll click here .

Anatolian Artisans supports the efforts of Ark of Crafts to provide a gateway between the world at large and our local artisans in Turkey creating one of a kind hand-made arts and crafts. The online global store features master artisans' creations of traditional and contemporary jewelry, textiles, ceramics, glass and much more. Please visit:

Click here to read Yildiz Yagci's article that appeared in the Hand/Eye Magazine about the new kilim weaving group at Van. Click here to read about it.


Anatolian Artisans is a non-profit organization that empowers low-income artisans of Turkey by celebrating the connection between culture and development.