Centuries ago a Legend was made, one by the region of Van, Turkey.
Where if an expectant mother sees the magical mist divide between the sunset shimmer on the Van Lake and that of its baby blue waters it will replicate the same colours onto the eyes of her unborn.
This Legend is most likely older than Islam and is part of Anatolia’s heritage, in terms of fables.
Today we have two popular breeds of Van cats. One the Europeanize version and that more commonly known in Turkey which is the all white brand. This is what this website is about.
Education in protecting not only these magnificent cats but in promoting stories of cultural interest globally. One where the Anatolian Legend transposed itself onto the Van cat story.
Dedicated to Laura Lushington who first promoted the cats to the world, as a breed. RIP