The Totem series by designer Bilge Nur Saltik seeks to re-create the rituals of Shamanism and the ancient tribes. In reality, hundreds of years later, we continue to align with the same rituals and celebrate events similar to those of ancient tribes, but in a less significant and far more rushed manner. Totem seeks to reattribute importance to our daily rituals, such as dining or even acts as simple as reading a book. Visually, objects in this series have been inspired by the Shaman tradition of tying a piece of cloth to a tree, and the typical ritual clothing from native tribes.
With Totem, Nur continues her signature pursuit, evident in all of her work, to integrate culture with contemporary design.