Zaliwana Accessories

Handmade & Eclectic


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Valentine’s meal on a shoe string budget, however, extremely delicious (serves 2 people)

The spicy borlotti beans and Swiss chard meal can be eaten with bread, potatoes or rice.

For Spicy beans

  1. One (400g) can Waitrose essential borlotti beans (undrained)
  2. Four table spoons sunflower oil
  3. Three quarter can chopped tomatoes
  4. One medium sized white onion
  5. 2 /3cloves garlic(strength optional)
  6. Fresh ginger (strength of ginger is optional)
  7. Two teaspoons white pepper
  8. One Teaspoon salt


Swiss chard

  1. Two packets Waitrose Swiss chard
  2. Four tablespoons butter
  3. One teaspoon salt


  1. Chop up the onion into small strips, then crush the garlic.
  2. Heat the sunflower oil on medium heat- gas, 5/6. Fry the garlic stirring well, until they start to stick to the bottom of the sauce pan- do not allow to burn. Add the onions to the sauce pan and continue to fry until they just start to turn brown. Pour the ¾ can of chopped tomatoes into the mixture, leave to simmer for about 5 minutes then add the grated ginger. Add the can of beans, stir well, add the salt , leave to cook for another 15 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add the pepper and allow to simmer for a further 5 minutes. Serve in a bowl


For Swiss chard

  1. In their bundles, chop the Swiss chard into medium sizes strips. Heat the butter in a frying pan on medium heat – gas 5/6, and then add the Swiss chard. Season with salt. Continue to stir the Swiss chard for about 6 minutes, until soft. Serve in a bowl.DSC_1437

Our Ethos

We love our products at Zaliwana Accessories. The majority of them are Handmade and globally sourced- the United Kingdom included! Unique products are always at the heart of our ethos.Quality, attention to detail, limited quantities and the uniqueness of each and every product which therefore provides an original and pure beauty to the finished article.

Although we source our products globally, a great deal of thought goes into the type of communities we procure these from. Believe it or not, a lot of it is word of mouth…”great quality, handmade, unique, different, vibrant, small family business, old unique traditions…” are some of the phrases that enable us to make our decisions.
Our beautiful purses are made by villagers in Transylvania, using old beading sewing traditions.Working around the family is very important in these traditional homesteads.30
Traditions of mouth blowing glass are fast dying out in Europe, fortunately some countries like Poland, and the Czech republic still hang on to these. Our site stocks this maginificent glassware.piri sewing
Attention to detail is crucial in the making of our products-only a few items are made in each range. Here, Piri sews some of the quilts we stock. An extremely talented seamstress with years of great experience. 12
Vertel is a well known Hungarian ceramist. She is extremely talented at creating life like forms from clay

Garden ornaments
Garden ornaments
Napozó békák Life like creatures.

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The launch of our Website…Zaliwana Accessories~ Handmade and Eclectic

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Old Spitalfields market

Have you  ever been to the Old spitalfields market in Shoreditch? Laszlo and I went to drum up more customers for Zaliwana Accessories. We took out beautiful cushions which were adored by everyone, additionally we carried, children’s toys, candles, lanterns, ceramic art, place mats, napkin rings and brass figures.Image

It was a busy and lovely warm sunny day, however,  the morning  started off very quiet. Towards noon,  shoppers started trouping in. I heard various languages spoken: english, dutch, chinese, japanese, french, italian, polish and punjabi.

The traders who had stalls near us were very friendly and kept looking into our stall to make sure all was okay! we look forward to partaking this Sunday again.

The sweethearts

Vertel was born in 1953 in Budapest. She learnt how to draw from Pál Mizser and Huba Bálványos.

She has been creating personal exhibitions as well as  joint exhibitions since 1979. Clay as a form of self-expression was first introduced to her at the Secondary School of Visual Arts (or Kisképző). She studied under István Sándor and Lőrinc Győző. Vertel has been a member of the National Association of Artists since 1992.

In 1994, she worked at the International Ceramics Studio in Kecskemét on a scholarship. For 30 years, her work has been available nationwide in the galleries of the Képcsarnok company. Since 1998, she  has been exhibiting her garden sculptures in the arboretum of the Corvinus University at the Horticulture Exhibition every April. This place greatly inspires her to create a new kind of garden culture. She makes frost proof ceramic sculptures and flowerpots that could grace gardens in every season.

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