Sunday, March 21, 2010

Inspired by an old Turkish belief


As most of you know I'm originally Turkish. There is this tradition in my culture; new mom wears a simple red ribbon made into a bow around her head as a headband. I have seen this tradition going around since my childhood. Until now I never learned the reason behind it! Thanks to the internet magic, after a quick search I was informed; it is believed a new mom should wear something red right after giving birth to be protected from evil eye. In some other sources, they say; 'red' will protect the mom from a sickness (which is today known as post postpartum depression), another source says 'red' will give energy to the new mom.

I can't say I believe any of those personally, but I also kind of like the idea of doing something special with this old tradition! I also like the idea of the new mom wearing something lovely and life-full representing the magical happening which is bringing a baby into this world! We should not forget the after birth photos factor also, which will be in the albums for a loooong time, right? ;)

Long story short, I have been thinking about designing something special (my own version of this old traditional accessory) for my sister in law who is having my niece in August (yayy! first time auntie here!). I thought butterflies would be perfect for this, so I decided to create a headband that is still having 'red' but combined with delightfully clustered colorful organza butterflies which I create my butterfly jewelry with, also the addition of ivory feathers!

I LOVE how the headband came out, I can't wait for my sister in law posing wearing it with my little niece in her arms both healthy and happy!

Love,
Derya


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11 comments:

Peace said...

I really love that. I am not turkish (swedish, italian, and Portuguese) but i love the idea and think its really pretty.

Juliette Crane said...

i love this piece and it fits your sentiments perfectly. just beautiful! happy spring!
xoxo, juliette

Derya said...

Thank you Peace and Juliette! I'm glad you liked it! ;)

Julie Petty said...

What a nice idea!

REBEKAH BROOKS said...

So sweet!

Shiny Go Lucky said...

What a wonderful way to acknowledge a tradition. It's beautiful!

Sarah Louise Clare said...

This is such a lovely item, made even more special with traditions.

Love Love Love it!!!

Sangeetha Narender said...

wow... butterflies look lovely.. great one :)

BMA said...

canım arkadaşım yine çok güzel ciciler olmuş ellerin dert görmesin ben bayıldım bu kelebeklere...

Holly & Brian said...

Wonderful idea and even better headband! I am due in August and like the idea of having something like this, it would also make me feel just a little bit more pretty than I will feel :)

Derya said...

Holly, congrats on the baby! how exciting! my niece is due in august as well. :)

If you are interested in having a custom made butterfly headband, feel free to contact me!

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