This comes to us as "Bashkir - Tatar" Printed in New York City - 1851
Friday, May 29, 2015
Monday, May 25, 2015
Thursday, May 21, 2015
"Nerkiz Apa" is my Mother's cousin and was born in China. She presently resides and produces art in Istanbul. She is an expert on Turkish miniature paintings She has been giving classes on miniature art at Caferağa Medresesi ( which belongs to the Foundation of Turkish Culture and is located besides Saint Sophia in Sultanahmet) since 1999. Besides, in her studio flat, she has been making modern oil-paintings as well as paintings with impressionist style..
Sunday, May 10, 2015
Mother's Day at the Bina was May 9th this year. In the picture above, current President Turan Apakay welcomes the crowd. Moms and guests were treated to a nice brunch buffet of belennär and bagels and smoked salmon. People read poems and spoke and a few sang songs. It's always a friendly, civilized crowd and many positive, appreciative things were said about motherhood. Tatars love their mothers. Tatars sing love songs about their mothers. This genre of Tatar music has many songs.
One for example is "Änkäy", music by Sara Sadikova.