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Customers can find more handcrafted Turkish products in the second Mosaista, which debuted Nov. 12 in The Shops at La Cantera.

“The customers kept liking the (items),” said owner Levent Kurt. “San Antonio is a pretty big city and we only had one shop in North Star Mall, but not everybody goes to North Star — especially those that live near La Cantera. So, we thought we had to open one over here. That way people could see (the items).”

Originally started two years ago as a display cart in local malls, Mosaista launched a North Star Mall permanent site, 7400 San Pedro Ave., Suite 134, in March.

Customers visiting Mosaista's second location in The Shops at La Cantera will find myriad handcrafted items imported from Istanbul. Wares include mosaic light fixtures. Photo by Valerie Bustamante

Customers visiting Mosaista’s second location in The Shops at La Cantera will find myriad handcrafted items imported from Istanbul. Wares include mosaic light fixtures. Photo by Valerie Bustamante

The latest site is at 15900 La Cantera Parkway, Suite 7700.

Its name derives from the words mosaic and Istanbul, where each product originates. Mosaista’s specialty, mosaic light fixtures, come in various sizes, styles and colors. Some are small side lamps, others chandeliers.

“We (thought) it was time to bring (these lights) here and sell them. The Texas market needed something unique like these (fixtures),” Kurt said. “When we first opened there were customers that had never seen anything like them.”

Other wares include hand-painted, lead-free and food-safe ceramic bowls, rugs, tapestries and table runners, plus blue bracelets and key chains, two traditional Turkish charms used to thwart the “evil eye.”

A new offering at the latest shop are handmade soaps, which will be available soon at North Star Mall.

All Mosaista light fixtures have a lifetime warranty; light globes can be traded or exchanged for different colors four times a year for free.

Hours are 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Saturday and noon to 6 p.m. Sunday.

MOSAISTA

15900 La Cantera Parkway, Suite 7700

For more, call 990-7145 or visit facebook.com/mosaista

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