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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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Lovely souvenir

This is an excellent place to learn more about carpets/kilims and is located within a stone's throw from the blue mosque. We went in and asked to see some of the carpets to... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
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Derby, United Kingdom

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Derby, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

This is an excellent place to learn more about carpets/kilims and is located within a stone's throw from the blue mosque. We went in and asked to see some of the carpets to learn how to spot natural dyes etc and we openly explained our budget - much smaller than I suspect his usual customers. We were then shown the... More 

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Moscow, Russia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

Being in Motif Collection and meeting with Hidir it was best part of our holiday.Because that was not only buying carpet.That was much beyond that.Learning about carpets or kilims or about dowry pieces it was real fun and a big education. Before being in Motif Collection we had chance to visit two more shops.But none of them were close to... More 

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

This tiny shop is wonderful. I was referred by a friend who said the owner is honest and that I would get a fair price without the haggling. The experience was delightful. I was shown many rugs and was able to eliminate a few at a time until I chose the perfect rug for me. He was able to tell... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015 via mobile

That is my second time I bought a lovely Persian style runner, the moment I had explained where it needed Hamit the owner had shown me all the best rugs but among them one was drown my attention which then it ended up being on my whole way at home. I strongly recommend this shop to everyone, you will be... More 

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Meridian, Idaho
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

I entered Motif Collection on Sultanahmet Square and was impressed by the superb carpet and kilim collection. I was also impressed when I talked with the owner Hamit Balkir because he had vast knowledge about old tribal carpets, kilims and other rugs despite his age. Hamit is a very reliable and helpful person and willing to answer any question. He... More 

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Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

This shop is tucked on a little street just off Hagia Sophia. The owner Hamit and staff are very friendly and knowledgeable. They have quality tribal hand-woven carpets and kilims. Before I found this hop, I had entered 6-7 other carpet shops in Istanbul and Cappadocia. Their items were all new and very similar to each other. It's obvious they... More 

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Venice, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

The Motif Collection is always my first stop when I'm back in Istanbul. I have visited three times over the past three years, and look forward to visiting again in September. There has never been any pressure to buy a carpet (I bought one in three visits), but the owners have spent hours and hours explaining the history and technique... More 

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Toronto, Australia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

My friends and I decided to take an early trip to Istanbul and I checked many traveler reviews about motif collection and after all this positive reviews we also wanted to by a nice carpet from motif store when we were Istanbul but I was very shocked about prices because sales man ask much more than other carpet store in... More 

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motifcollection, Owner at Motif Collection, responded to this review

This is basicly written to break down our reputation as a fake review.Such a person never been in our place. if readers checks that comment you will find out that reviewer is not Australian.This not Australian native English(it is obvious this written by a another carpet shop owner). This review has full of mistakes.Which will not do an Australian. Unfortunatelly... More 

Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

Well by all means check out other rug dealers just for the experience and then go to the best. Genuine, authentic dealer who won't pull the rug from under you. We were so relieved to find Motif and Hidir who took so much time with us and there was absolutely no bluff. He is the real deal and his rugs... More 

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tucson, az
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015 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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Address: Address: Kabasakal Caddesi, Istanbul 34122, Turkey
Phone Number: +902125161374
Location: Europe  >  Turkey  >  Istanbul

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