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Motif Collection

Kabasakal Caddesi, Istanbul 34122, Turkey (Sultanahmet - Old City)
+902125161374
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Ranked #5 of 360 shopping in Istanbul
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Type: Specialty Shops
Owner description: With 20 years experience, Motif Collection provides the best quality fully handcrafted carpets and kilims. While predominantly Turkish, our collection... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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New Orleans, Louisiana
1 review
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014

Motif Collection is the most reliable carpet shop in Istanbul. The owner Hamit Balkir is an expert of hand-woven carpets and kilims. My wife and I were goting to other bigger carpet shops and just entered Motif Collection partly for fun. But, after we began to talk with Hamit, we gradually got interested in what he talked about tribal old... More

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Antwerp, Belgium
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014

i have been in this shop because of one my friend recommendation.Which he is doing his shopping more than 10 years! After spending an hour with Hidir ates i bought two older kilims.i beleive that they were also in a very fair prices!Specially learning about dowry pieces was an amazing experience! if you are thinking buying carpets or kilims this... More

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Minnesota City, Minnesota
1 review
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2014

Istanbul was a city that I had longed for. I also wanted to buy some antique Anatolian kilims in good quality in Turkey. So, I asked my friend who had been to Turkey for many times when I bought air tickets to Turkey. She recommended me Motif Collection. She told me that she has been a customer of the shop... More

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New York City, New York
1 review
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2014

Last summer I was in Istanbul for a few days before boarding a cruise. On a previous trip to Turkey more than 20 years ago I purchased a handmade woolen rug from a "school" and I still love and cherish that carpet. On this trip I was hoping to purchase a silk rug. We went to a few stores but... More

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Edmonton, Canada
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54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2014

On a recent trip to Istanbul, I decided rather last minute to buy a Turkisk carpet. However there is a prevailing sentiment that everyone in the markets and stores is out to scam you. So I spent a few hours in my room reading online how to buy a Turkish carpet and what to look for. I was thrilled by... More

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South Pole
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117 helpful votes 117 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2014

A visit to this small shop turned out a most pleasurable and stress-free experience. I'd highly recommend it to any visitor. The store only specializes in Turkish handmade pieces, selling some at fairly low prices, some at medium. There are many kilims as well. Hamit is a collector and a dedicated man with wonderful manners; he enthusiastically shares his knowledge... More

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Ulm, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2014

We recently got back from a trip to Istanbul in which, like many others, we purchased our very first Turkish carpet. Before going out to the shops and bazaars we read the many reviews and advice on the internet about how to purchase an authentic carpet. We tried out a couple of other shops first, then we went to the... More

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Nashville, Indiana
1 review
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2014

I highly recommend Motif Collection to people who want to buy tribal carpets or kilims. The owner Hamit Balkir is professional. His knowledge of tribal hand-woven rugs is so wide and profound. The shop isn't so big, but the stuff is large. They're in stock on the attic of the shop and their warehouse in other place near to the... More

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Birmingham, Alabama
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2014

We were so fascinated by the exterior of Motif Collection. There were a few beautiful tribal kilims and carpets hanging on the wall at the opposite of the shop. The door and the wall was wooden and painted with lovely colors. When we stopped to take pictures of them, the owner Hamit Balkir came out and called us. He invited... More

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Brooklyn
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2014

We were recommended to Hamit from a friend who bought a carpet there in the past. We were glad we went to Motif.. I am admiring my beautiful carpet that I bought from Motif as I sit typing this review in NY. The whole experience of buying the carpet from Hamit and Motif was completely the opposite of what you... More

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