Kumru by Grapes of Anatolia

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Design: Franziska Böttcher
Location: Germany
Project Type: Concept
Packaging Contents: Wine
Packaging Substrate / Materials: Glass bottle

The Kumru wine series is a high-quality line of the Turkish wine label Grapes of Anatolia. It is a contemporary and elegant interpretation of the Anatolian craft of making kilims – beautiful hand-made rugs full of colors and symbolism. Traditionally the women making the rugs are telling age-old stories about the Anatolian people – about love, loss, hope or simply everyday life. Some people even describe kilims as woven poetry.

With ›kumru‹ meaning dove, one of the main symbols used for the wine is the bird. It is surrounded by the ›elebelinde‹ (hands on hips), the ›sudoku‹ (running water), the ›bereket‹ (fertility) and many others. On all the Grapes of Anatolia wines you also find the ›nazar‹ symbol – the eye-shaped amulet believed to protect against the evil eye – as a sign of the wine-sellers deep rooted love for their heritage.