Turkish Coffee

fortune teller

Turkish coffee is a strong coffee that is a favorite in the Middle East. When I lived in Iran, a chance encounter found me in the company of an old Russian fortune teller. This lady, whose name I no longer recall, asked me to drink my Turkish coffee and tip the cup upside down so that the grounds could slowly drip down, mapping out my future.

turkish coffee



Glued to her every word, I listened as she told me that everything that I thought would happen ~ would turn out rather differently. She predicted things, that I thought impossible at the time, but in hindsight did happen and left me rather baffled to this day.

fortune-teller-mousepad

Fortune Teller Mousepad

The news on the streets of Iran according to an article written by Zahra Hosseinian is that fortune tellers are on the rise. Tarot cards, reading coffee grounds, or opening a page to Hafez (14th-century Persian poet) book of poems and interpreting the writings are all acceptable practices. Although fortune telling is not accepted by Islam, it remains an age-old practice.




zoltar poster

Zoltar Poster

When I came across this article a little seed for my next Orientalist painting project was planted. Going with the theme of "The Fortune Teller" I decided to do some research. Since the theme has to translate well into a painting, the idea is to paint a pretty Iranian fortune teller reading cards.



Travelling Gypsy Notebook*Tarrot Tank Top*tarot card wrapping paper

Related Posts

Stuffed Poblano Peppers with Farro
Stuffed Poblano Peppers with Farro
This easy and healthy recipe is made with Farro and Poblano Peppers in the oven. The charbroiled skin of the peppers rel
Read More
East Meets West Caliente Wrap
East Meets West Caliente Wrap
Get your taste buds to dance with this amazing tasting East meets West Wrap. I love fusion cooking and constantly experi
Read More
Pasta with Red Pepper Romesco Sauce 🌸 Easy, Fast and Delicious Meals
Pasta with Red Pepper Romesco Sauce 🌸 Easy, Fast and Delicious Meals
This easy to make dish requires little prep and can be enjoyed in about 15 min. . The Spanish Red Pepper Romesco sauce d
Read More
Back to blog

Leave a comment

Please note, comments need to be approved before they are published.

* “As an Amazon Associate, I earn from qualifying purchases.This page might contains affiliate links, therefore if you choose to purchase after clicking a link, I may receive a commission at no extra cost to you.” *

New in Shop

1 of 12

The Artist

My name is Enzie (pronounced "NC") and I am multidisiplinary artist based out of California, USA.  

I specialize in life size commissioned portraiture of pets and people and one of a kind handmade miniatures.

While I am creating, my team is hard at work to make your shopping experience easy and smooth. 

BIO