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Door for Oprah Winfrey Network special purchased in Hampden

An upcoming special for OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network will feature a door purchased in Hampden, hon.

Ruth Turner, owner of Caravanserai on the Avenue, said that scouts from the network stopped by recently to purchase a red door originally made in India. Celebrity designer Nate Berkus will use the door in an upcoming design project, Turner said.

The door was handpainted by an artisan in a small village outside Jodhpur in the central India state of Rajasthan, Turner said.

The door was fashioned from modern wood and decorated with antique details, said Turner, who was getting ready to hop on a plane to head to Spain for another buying trip.

Turner said she spends half the year traveling to find items for her store — purchasing felted creations from a women's collective in Nepal, stone carvings from Papua New Guinea and carpets from Kyrgyzstan, among other exotic artworks.

Domenic Morea, a spokesman for the network, confirmed that Berkus gave his blessing to the purchase of a door, and said that more details about the project would be revealed when the special is about to air.

An earlier version of this post misstated the intended use of the door.  The Sun regrets the error.  


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