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Motif Collection

Kabasakal Caddesi, Istanbul 34122, Turkey (Sultanahmet - Old City)
+902125161374
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Ranked #3 of 376 shopping in Istanbul
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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Palmerston North, New Zealand
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

We were in Turkey and wanting to buy a rug, we went on trip advisor and this site was recommended. We brought a rug which we love and Hidir was so helpful. He knew so much about the rugs, the district they were from, he was great. The rug arrived in New Zealand when he said it was going to.... More

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

When traveling to Istanbul in June, we hoped to buy 2 Turkish rugs for our apartment. A friend in Atlanta, Ga. had recommended we stop by Motif Collection. We met the owner, Hamit Balkir, one afternoon, and four days later we had bought seven rugs! His store is tiny, but it is packed with the most beautiful rugs. What is... More

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Edmonton, Canada
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

I had a very fantastic experience in Motif Collection. This is a truly outstanding shop of quality rugs. The owner Hamit Balkir not only sells hand made tribal items, but also deeply loves them. Maybe he can talk about them endlessly if you don’t stop. What he talked were almost new things to me. I was deeply impressed by them... More

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Port Charlotte, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Before travelling to Istanbul recently, we reviewed rug merchant posts closely on Trip Advisor and noted the excellent reviews the Motif Collection received. We did go to the Grand Bazaar and talked with a few rug merchants before seeking out Motif Collection. Looking for rugs in the bazaar was a total waste of time for us. We're not practiced rug... More

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Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

We were in Instanbul for the first time with friends recently. Rugs , rugs everywhere but fortunately we met up with Hamik at Motif Collection. He firstly sold a beautiful rug to our friends and when we returned to his small shop found 2 rugs that we liked. Having returned home to New Zealand, the rugs followed us a week... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

I was in Istanbul with my cousin who wanted to buy a Turkish Rug. I had no intention to buy anything in this shop. However, Hamit was so informative explaining the colours and patterns, he wasn't pushy at all! Unlike other carpet shops in Istanbul, where you feel like you are under pressure. I did buy the most beautiful carpet,... More

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

Do yourself a favour and check out Motif Collection. I am so happy with my kilims. There really was no pressure to buy from Hamit and Mehmet. They were so patient and Hamit explained the patterns and colours of the various kilims and carpets. It was so exciting when my parcel arrived at my home in Australia! Maybe I should... More

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

We purchased beautiful items for our home from Motif Collection. They are dealing so many old and antique rugs in goood condition. The owner Hamit Balkir showed us many kilims and carpets with various motives and colors. We also had a chance to meet Hamit’s brother Mustafa. He is one the best repairmen of kilims and carpets in the world.... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

I visited Istanbul for a number of reasons, but at the top of this list was to experience the the very best of art and architecture in such a historic city. Aside from the Istanbul Modern, the Hagia Sofia, and everything else I covered on my visit, the Motif Collection surprised me in how much of an impact it had... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

I had a great experience buying kilins from Hidir at Motif Collection. He was incredibly knowledgeable and patient as I went over the different types of carpets, and he helped me choose a few that fit exactly what I was looking for. It was not a pushy atmosphere at all, rather a laid back buying experience. I will definitely return... More

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