There is a Turkish proverb saying that ‘coffee should be black as hell, strong as death, and sweet as love’. Here at Galeri Set, you’ll find the most precious ceramic coffee cups to serve this ‘story’.
In the maze of Spice Bazaar and Grand Bazaar there are several stores selling similar products but Galeri Set is admittedly a treasure.
The most important thing about the owners of this 40 year old store is that they are so evidently passionate about what they do. They produce everything adhering to the originals of the Ottoman Palace Culture. Palace coffee cups, hand made according to the original gold leaf technique, come exactly in the same colors of the masters of the Ottoman Palaces between the 16th and 19th centuries. The colors of the founding years of Ottoman Empire are pink and turquoise, the reign of Suleiman the Magnificent is characterized by a deep coral red (see photo), green is the colour of the Tulip Period between the 1718 – 1730, the final years of Ottoman Empire is marked by a somber yellow, etc..
Tea cups, saucers, soup bowls, dessert carafes, pitchers, candy bowls are some of the products that would make an excellent Ottoman accent for your home or as gifts. From Queen Elizabeth to Fidel Castro, from the Presidency of the Turkish Republic to select international hotels, Galeri Set has many famous clients. The movie star Monica Bellucci preferred the coral red coffee cup for her coffee during her visit to the store, so they say :-).