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Address: Kabasakal Caddesi, Istanbul 34122, Turkey
Phone Number: +902125161374
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Description: With 20 years experience, Motif Collection provides the best quality fully...
With 20 years experience, Motif Collection provides the best quality fully handcrafted carpets and kilims. While predominantly Turkish, our collection also features carpets from around the world, antique pieces and rare fragments. We also sell hand crafted Turkish ceramics and unique Turkish giftware.
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I was vacationing in Istanbul with no intention of purchasing a rug. While touring the city I was followed by aggressive merchants who were all determined to sell me rugs... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 12, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015 NEW via mobile

I was vacationing in Istanbul with no intention of purchasing a rug. While touring the city I was followed by aggressive merchants who were all determined to sell me rugs. Overwhelming to say the least. Then we visited Motif Collection and fell in love. Beautiful rugs, knowledgeable staff, informative and no pressure. We purchased 3, fair pricing, genuine handcrafted works... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

As this is the highest rated carpet store on Tripadvisor, I had high expectations. The shop itself is quite discreet, and on the small side - you might miss it! It is always a pleasure to meet people who know their trade, and Hidir knows carpet-making back to front. Despite only wanting to spend a small amount of money, he... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

My girlfriend and I visited Hidir and Motif Collection last week while on holiday in Istanbul. I was determined to buy a carpet as I regretted not buying an Uzbek carpet in a recent trip to Tashkent. I had heard about the enjoyable experience and ease of buying at Motif Collection by word of mouth and also online. My own... More 

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Redmond, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

I am a veteran Turkish carpet buyer- I own 5 I am pleased with my prior purchases, think I got a fair price. Well ,except for the first on my first trip to Istanbul but let's not get into that. But those entailed multiple cups of tea and dozens of carpets pulled out to be admired. And bargaining and staying... More 

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

Never in a million years we thought we could afford a Turkish Carpet and factor that we had no clue where to even get a real one without being rip-off. We met Hamit one morning when we were up at the terrace of our Hotel Osmanhan for breakfast. He was so genuine and was never pushy and so easy to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

I found this shop thanks to a trip advisor review. I am very glad I did. Hamit was helpful in a very positive way........he listened as I described what I was looking for and took his time, with his helper, to find carpets to suit my interest. He is charming, courteous, informative and gentle in helping me come to a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

We stopped whe touring the area. So glad to avoid the other shops. Was tired of salespeople telling us the Blue Mosque was closed for prayers when it wasn't. By now even we know 2 pm is not prayer time. We saw so many beautiful rugs and heard their stories. Can't wait until we receive them at home.

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Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

My husband and I visited Motif Collections before we did a guided tour of Turkey. Hidir showed us some carpet runners and it was a tough decision. We also fell in love with another carpet and bought that too :) The no pressure tactics and knowledge of the staff on design, colours and a quality product was what we were... More 

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San Antonio, Texas, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

Last month my husband took me on a trip I have waited 20 yrs to take; a trip to Istanbul. I already had Motif Collection on my radar. We got there early one morning and was met by Hidir. He showed me so many carpets and explained about the dyes and symbols. I was in a happy daze. I finally... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

I had done quite a bit of research about carpets and kilims before arriving in Istanbul. Hamit and his store appeared from various sources so I decided to pay him a visit although my guard was still up. I found the store and was welcomed by Hamit. I'm Irish and some of his large family live in Dublin so we... More 

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