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Motif Collection

Kabasakal Caddesi, Istanbul 34122, Turkey (Sultanahmet - Old City)
+902125161374
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Ranked #2 of 383 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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Milan
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12 reviews 12 reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

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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51 reviews 51 reviews
22 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014 NEW

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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roseville california
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

I found Motif in a Nat Geo magazine before I left on my trip to Turkey and after reading so many positive reviews on trip advisor had predetermined this was where I was going to get a carpet. I had a few very negative experiences with carpet salesmen and learned a lot throughout the course of my travels. Motif Collection... More

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Palm Springs, California
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

Motif Collection is located next to Dervis Cafe and just behind Hurrem Sultan Bath on Kabasakal street between Hagia Sophia and Blue Mosque. I am giving that much details because I had really hard time to find them. In this beautiful city everyone looks like trying to sell something to you. Everyone has family business. After having small conversation with... More

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Berlin, Berlin, Germany
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4 reviews 4 reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

I completely recommend this shop, because they do not push people to buy, they are very generous sharing their knowledge and the most important: they know very well their products and do not lie about them when they are selling to their costumers! http://deleonbyricardoramos.blogspot.com.tr/2014/09/welcome-to-world-of-kilims-motif.html

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Indiana
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 attraction reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

We read about Motif Carpets on TripAdvisor and all their great reviews. Having traveled to Turkey before, we were aware of the difficulty associated with purchasing a genuine Turkish carpet at a reasonable price. We stopped by the shop to describe what we were looking for along with the dimensions we needed. We explained we would be back in an... More

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Montreal, Canada
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11 reviews 11 reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

Determined to bring back home a nice carpet, we found trust to be the top issue: how do you know if your purchase is 1) authentically Turkish, 2) truly hand-made and 3) as valuable as your merchant claims it to be? Especially when considering the absurd number of merchants extending their welcoming smiles and directing your attention to their shop.... More

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Toronto
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3 reviews 3 reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014 via mobile

We visited a lot of rug stores while in Istanbul earlier in the month, but we finally settled on this one to make a purchase. We chose it because of the low pressure approach to sales, their enthusiasm for teaching customers about the rugs, and the good collection of older rugs. There are many choices for rugs, but this is... More

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Palmerston North, New Zealand
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

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 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

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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