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Motif Collection

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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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Perfect location and perfect items

Motif Collection is a sepcial shop of old and antique Turkish tribal rugs. It is located at a perfect place: behind a famous old Turkish bath between Blue Mosque and Hagia... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 28, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

Motif Collection is a sepcial shop of old and antique Turkish tribal rugs. It is located at a perfect place: behind a famous old Turkish bath between Blue Mosque and Hagia Sophia. They are dealing only genuine hand woven Turkish carpets and kilims. We baught two old carpets from Southern Anatolia. They are very beautiful in a very good condition.... More 

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Island of Hawaii, Hawaii
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

Motif Collection is the best place for purchasing genuine hand woven Turkish rugs. At a glance, I understood that the shop is different from many other carpet shops in Istanbul. I saw many beautiful kilims from the outside and entered without thinking. Now I'm very happy because I found and bought some beautiful carpets and kilims from Motif Collection. The... More 

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Goodlettsville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

We purchased beautiful items for our home from Motif Collection, and did a good deal of holiday shopping, too! Motif Collection is truly a special place. The owner Hamit Balkir is warm and engaging, and we truly enjoyed meeting him and his staff. The stores sell beautiful hand-woven tribal carpets and kilims. We asked them to send our carpet by... More 

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Nashville, Tennessee, USA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Helpful, informative, knowledgable, and trustworthy. Went the extra mile to help us get our souvenirs home safely. Great rugs!!! Go nowhere else. Short walk from Blue Mosque.

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Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

This was the one shop I didn't feel like I was being pressured to buy a carpet. It is an authentic place to get real, Turkish carpets. I already had a second opinion (friend who knows carpets), and the one I bought is just as rare and hard to find as they described in the shop. It is about 80... More 

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Antweiler, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

Motif collection has fantastic variety of real Turkish carpets and Kilims! We bought two older carpets From central Anatolia.The information and service which we had was great!Quality of the carpets were much better than anywhere in İstanbul in a very fair prices! We definitely recommend this shop if you are looking for real Turkish Carpets! Thank you very much to... More 

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Corvallis, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

Hamit Bey and Mehmet Bey have the most amazing tiny shop of wonders I have ever seen. I was referred there by my sister who has known Hamit Balkir and used his services for many years. Hamid Bey has a passion for the old, hand-woven rugs, kills, and other creations using all natural fibers and dyes. He is very knowledgeable... More 

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

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

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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