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Tree of Life Ceramics & Gift Shop

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Best place to buy genuine ceramics

Stumbled by accident into Ümit‘‘s shop together with a couple of friends without any knowledge of... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Timbarra3
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Canberra, Australia
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Great selection and service

Great selection of ceramics with friendly and informative proprietor/staff without the hard sell... read more

Reviewed yesterday
RossH1710
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Tree of Life Ceramics & Gift Shop is newly open and provides new interesting products with an excellent customer service.
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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Binbirdirek Meydani Sokak no 3/A, Istanbul 34122, Turkey
Sultanahmet
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+90 538 250 68 80
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Stumbled by accident into Ümit‘‘s shop together with a couple of friends without any knowledge of the art of creating ceramic pieces of art. Ümit patiently explained and pointed out various techniques of different artists to us without any pressure to buy. So much so,that...More

Date of experience: September 2019
1  Thank Timbarra3
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Great selection of ceramics with friendly and informative proprietor/staff without the hard sell. Recommended

Date of experience: September 2019
1  Thank RossH1710
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Unique shop and very friendly owner. He helps without putting too much pressure on you and knows the history of the pieces very well

Date of experience: September 2019
1  Thank KH543210
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Excellent quality and a very interesting range of what are really ‘artworks’. Umit is a knowledgeable and discerning owner who is obviously very selective in his choice of artists and makers. We bought a number of outstanding pieces at very reasonable prices in a ‘no...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank mickraby
Reviewed yesterday

Walking back to the hotel! Stopped in to look and the owner was so lovely and generous- he gave us both a small ceramic bowl to take home. We didn’t purchase anything as we were just on our way home , but it looked like...More

Date of experience: September 2019
1  Thank Gabbie S
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

It was great to shop without the assertive sales approach. He was very knowledgeable and spent the time to explain the different types of ceramics. Truly a pleasure to shop! Would definitely recommend!

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank kboone001
Reviewed 4 days ago

We have visited Istanbul many times and have bought ceramics on a few occasions. Tree of life ceramics is unique and of high quality. Very different to what you find at the Grand Bazaar and other shops. Umit is very hospitable and never forces you...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Wendy965
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

I am writing this review in appreciation of the owner who was fair and had a very pleasant manner, we would have liked to have purchased from him. In contrast to many sellers in the city and other similar he was reasonable in his price,...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Venture51990163303
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Excellent service and outstanding design. Quick replacement of broken items in transit. Shop opened till late at night. Personalised service with reasonable price. Unique design not available at Bazaar

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank syedadnan818
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Must visit when in Sultanahmet.. great store and great diverse collections by local artists .. the owner is a great man and really honest .. he shipped everything we bought through UPS with care and promptly without any delays .. all pieces signed by local...More

Date of experience: July 2019
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sarapH4759DG
October 16, 2018|
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Response from R0M41N_L | Reviewed this property |
Of course depends of what you buy but a nice large vase should be around 200-300 USD (but everything should be negotiated, and you might get it cheaper)
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Suphiss
September 2, 2018|
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Response from naumanfarook | Reviewed this property |
Hi, They have small bowls from Turkish Lira 15 to 25 onward but those are small ones and not so artistic. If you wish to buy nice place with good art work be ready to pay about TL150-250 per plate of 30cm which is reasonable... More
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Brad M
April 5, 2018|
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You have to be logged in. Go to the review section of the Magnaura Palace Ceramics and click on the button 'Write a Review' next to the title Reviews (88).
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