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Motif Collection

Address: Kabasakal Caddesi, Istanbul 34122, Turkey (Sultanahmet - Old City)
Phone Number: +902125161374
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Ranked #5 of 397 Shopping in Istanbul
Type: Specialty shops, Shopping & Fashion
Owner description: With 20 years experience, Motif Collection provides the best quality fully handcrafted carpets and...
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Type: Specialty shops, Shopping & Fashion
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.

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San Francisco, California
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21 reviews 21 reviews
9 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015 NEW

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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PENNSYLVANIA
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36 reviews 36 reviews
6 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
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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4 attraction reviews
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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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3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
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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Dublin, Ireland
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4 reviews 4 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
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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Trinidad and Tobago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

Having visited Istanbul in August I fell in love with my Kilim but decided not to purchase since I was just at the beginning of my trip and did not want to be out of pocket. I travelled throughout Turkey looking at many other carpets but could not get this one out of my heart. Hamit, the owner, assured me... More 

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24 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

I suggest going to Motif Collection first, before you visit any other rug stores in Istanbul. Then, visit about a half a dozen other stores. I can nearly guarantee - if you know quality rugs - that you will be back to Motif to make your purchase. Another suggestion would be to do a little homework on rugs/carpets before you... More 

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Egypt
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14 reviews 14 reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Motif is a lovely small shop right next to Sultan Ahmed Mosque,owned by three friends. I met 2,Kyder and Mehmet and bought a beautiful Anatolian Kilim from them. It was a hassle free experience, prices very fair and lots of information generously given by the owner. You don't feel pressured to buy and are given lots of space. I definitely... More 

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Manila, Philippines
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29 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

Yes, I was determined on getting a carpet or 2 a week before I left for Istanbul, and my research lead me to reading several Trip advisor reviews including that of Nat Geo's feature on Motif Collection. We did come across a man or 2 who tried to hassle us into going with them to their shop, pretending to be... More 

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