The Met’s ‘Heirloom Project’ Marks the 10th Anniversary of Its Islamic Wing

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 is calling the “Heirloom Project.” It’s meant to be a showcase for crafts. Among them are gift boxes of Selamlique from Istanbul — exceptional Turkish delight, also called loukoum — the chewy, paste-like candies. They’re fashioned into elegant little blocks in four flavors: rose, citrus, mastic and pomegranate, coated with almonds, then covered with white or dark chocolate and dusted with gold leaf. A box of six of each, $25, is only available in the store in the museum.

Selamlique Istanbul, $25, Met Store, Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1000 Fifth Avenue (83rd Street), 212-570-3767

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