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Motif Collection

Address: Kabasakal Caddesi, Istanbul 34122, Turkey (Sultanahmet - Old City)
Phone Number: +902125161374
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Ranked #2 of 388 Shopping in Istanbul
Type: Specialty Shops, Shopping
Owner description: With 20 years experience, Motif Collection provides the best quality fully handcrafted carpets and...
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Type: Specialty Shops, Shopping
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 Antonio, Texas, United States
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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
2 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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
2 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
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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22 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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
29 helpful votes 29 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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42 helpful votes 42 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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roseville california
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4 reviews 4 reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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
4 helpful votes 4 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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3 reviews 3 reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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
67 helpful votes 67 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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