To mark the 10th anniversary of its Islamic wing, the Metropolitan Museum of Art has added a number of items made by artisans in Islamic countries to its gift shop in what it calls the “Heirloom Project.” It is intended as a showcase for crafts. Among them are gift boxes from Istanbul’s Selamlique – exceptional Turkish delight, also known as loukoum – the chewy, paste-like candies. They are formed into elegant little cubes in four flavours: rose, citrus, mastic and pomegranate, enrobed in almonds, then covered in white or dark chocolate and dusted with gold leaf powder. A box of six of each, $25, is only available in the shop at the museum.
Selamlique Istanbul, $25, Met Store, Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1000 Fifth Avenue (83rd Street), 212-570-3767
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