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Motif Collection

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Address: Kabasakal Caddesi, Istanbul 34122, Turkey
Phone Number: +902125161374
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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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Cozy space with carpets galore!

I had not been to Istanbul in 15 years and wanted another authentic Turkish tribal carpet on this return trip. Motif was highly recommended from people who have visited the shop... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
KaChunA
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Chicago, Illinois
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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I had not been to Istanbul in 15 years and wanted another authentic Turkish tribal carpet on this return trip. Motif was highly recommended from people who have visited the shop and from the reviews on TripAdvisor. I was not sure if there would be anything that would grab my attention but already decided to visit this shop and did... More 

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Prague, Czech Republic
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I am glad I came across the recommendation for this store in my travel guide. Motif Collection was on my must do list whilst in Istanbul and it was best shop i walked into during my stay in Istanbul. You can't beat the quality. in Motif i met Hidir who was very gracious and passionate about his carpets and how... More 

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2 Thank heska k
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2016 via mobile

After reading reviews on Trip Advisor, I visited Motif Collection in Istanbul, looking for a "special" kilim. The collection in this teeny store is amazing, and Hidir is extremely knowledgeable and helpful. He was extremely patient and honest, and there was never any pressure to purchase. I'm thrilled with the kilim I bought and it arrived safely to my home... More 

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5 Thank penthomson
Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2016

Friendly, knowledgeable stuff and incredibly beautiful carpets and kilims in Motif Collection. We went to Motif Collection based on recommendations in TA and other guidebooks. The quality, colors and designs are all exceeded than what we had seen elsewhere in Istanbul. Motif Collection is the place to go for good quality Turkish Carpets and kilims. They will give you great... More 

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2 Thank jasonkeen34
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2016 via mobile

Motif Collection was recommended by one of staff at Osmanhan Hotel. I stop by on my first day of visit, and was surprised by the collections they have in the shop; was planned to visit again on the next day. Luckily, I met Hamit who is the owner of the shop and he shared with me the history of handmade... More 

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St. Catharines, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016

I had contacted Hadir after reading about his shop on Tripadvisor to request an educational visit for our group of 8 ladies. He was welcoming and gracious and took time to tell us all about authentic Turkish carpets. Lovely experience.

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5 Thank Maggie1105
Istanbul, Turkey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2016

Motif Collection has great quality carpets that are not the typical Bazaar fare.These carpets are made by families in Turkey that have been weaving by hand for generations as dowry pieces. Motif Collection it is small shop , but you will have a hard time choosing, and it is interesting to learn the history that is part of what you... More 

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3 Thank stephanie316
Limerick, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2016

My wife did her research and found this shop was the place for original Turkish carpets, High quality, hand woven and fair prices. It is wonderful to see people who are so passionate about preserving a tradition so close to dying. Motif Collection's products are beautiful and of superior quality and the people are also trustworthy. Seing there how they... More 

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Prague, Czech Republic
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2016

We recently had the pleasure of visiting Motif Collection and were very impressed.Hidir had a wide variety of authentic Turkish carpets ,kilims and cushion covers.Hidir took so much time with us and even though we had no intention of buying any carpets.But end of our visit in Motif we bought one older carpet and some cushion covers.The stories he shared... More 

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3 Thank Ivanka N
Iowa, Louisiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2016

Do yourself a favor and check out Motif Collection before going anywhere. We found Motif in a Nat Geo magazine before we left on our trip to Turkey and after reading so many positive reviews had predetermined this was where we were going to buy a carpet for our living room. Motif Collection is located next to Dervis Cafe and... More 

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