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Tribal Collections Nomadic Rugs and Textiles

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Excellent knowledge!

We got quite the education when we talked with Ruth about her work and her shop. Tremendous... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
René Kathy G
A must-go location if in Goreme and interested in rugs!

Stopped at Tribal as we read about it being the best location in Goreme to purchase a rug. Ruth did... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Kane E
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Ruth Lockwood is the owner of Tribal Collections - a beautiful rug gallery in a restored cave house, in the village of Goreme, Cappadocia. Originally from NZ, and now with 30yrs of expertise in Turkey, her gallery has an established reputation for...more
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Orta Mahallesi, Kose Cikmazi No: 1, Goreme 50180, Turkey
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We got quite the education when we talked with Ruth about her work and her shop. Tremendous knowledge, totally demystifying anything to do with carpets, kilims, rugs - tribal, regional, factory-made, weaving, care of, and so forth. No pressure, and we didn't feel we were...More

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rlockwood, Owner at Tribal Collections Nomadic Rugs and Textiles, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you so much for your wonderful review . I really appreciate your kind words and I am delighted you enjoyed your time with us in the shop and that I was able to demystify carpets for you :) It would be lovely to see...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stopped at Tribal as we read about it being the best location in Goreme to purchase a rug. Ruth did not disappoint us. She and her staff spent the better part of 2 hours educating and displaying various rugs so we could see and feel...More

Thank Kane E
rlockwood, Owner at Tribal Collections Nomadic Rugs and Textiles, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

What a fabulous review ! Thank you so much for your kind words and I am so delighted you enjoyed your time in the store with us . It would be lovely to see you again when you next make it back to Turkey !...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I purchased a kilim internationally online. Ruth was extremely helpful and friendly. I had no hiccups and received the kilim quickly, which was well packaged for the post. It is divine - exactly as was presented online. Would definitely recommend this business. Thank you Ruth!More

Thank turkiyem
rlockwood, Owner at Tribal Collections Nomadic Rugs and Textiles, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you so much for your review - I so appreciate you taking the time to write it. It is super helpful to have a recommendation from those that have bought online.As my online business is increasing its really worthwhile for people to feel safe...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

You are amazed at the display, then the entrance and are met by amiable staff and then the owner Ruth! What more can be said, her personality and knowledge is amazing 28 plus years of experience, researching and bargaining to ensure you have an amazing...More

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rlockwood, Owner at Tribal Collections Nomadic Rugs and Textiles, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you so very much for such a wonderful review and such kind words . I am so happy you enjoyed your time with us and in the shop and it was a real pleasure meeting you both . People like you are the reson...More

Reviewed August 4, 2018

I had an amazing shopping experience here, and Ruth is a great conversationalist, and very knowledgeable in her field. The rugs, poufs, and pillows could not be more beautiful. She shipped my finds to Atlanta (and held them until my new apartment was ready!), and...More

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rlockwood, Owner at Tribal Collections Nomadic Rugs and Textiles, responded to this reviewResponded August 6, 2018

Thank you so much for taking the time to write such a lovely review - I really appreciate it ! I am so happy you like all your beautiful new purchases and am sure they are looking perfect in your new apartment It was a...More

Reviewed August 1, 2018 via mobile

After almost a week in Turkey on our honeymoon, we were avoiding going into rug shops due the the pushy salesman and feeling guilted into buying. We read a number of reviews regarding Ruth and her shop and decided to try one last store. We...More

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rlockwood, Owner at Tribal Collections Nomadic Rugs and Textiles, responded to this reviewResponded August 6, 2018

Thank you so much Heath for your wonderful review - its so kind of you to take the time and very much appreciated I am delighted you enjoyed your experience at Tribal Collections and I hope your rug looks gorgeous in situ . Every warm...More

Reviewed July 22, 2018

A visit to Ruth's shop is a true delight - she gave us a thorough education in the various textiles' history, unique details and comparison in a range of quality and age - and is just a lovely kind person all round. All of her...More

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rlockwood, Owner at Tribal Collections Nomadic Rugs and Textiles, responded to this reviewResponded July 28, 2018

Thank you Stacey for such a lovely review and such kind words ! I am thrilled that you and Mum are thoroughly enjoying your carpets and are getting pleasure from them every day . Please know you are so welcome anytime you come back this...More

Reviewed July 4, 2018 via mobile

My wife and I dropped into Ruth’s shop in Göreme upon the recommendation found in our lonely planet travel guide (and after having dealt with textile dealers in Istanbul and around Kapadokya). We didn’t really expect much, just an opportunity to look at some rugs...More

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rlockwood, Owner at Tribal Collections Nomadic Rugs and Textiles, responded to this reviewResponded July 28, 2018

You are so kind - what a wonderful review you have written ! I was such a pleasure spending time with you in the shop together and I am delighted you enjoyed you experience in my shop . I am even more delighted you are...More

Reviewed July 2, 2018 via mobile

Was in göreme for a couple of days, and thankfully wandered across Ruth and her delightful shop. Ruth was an absolute delight, and helped me with all of my questions, and made buying from her an absolute breeze! Would definitely come back, and would recommend...More

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rlockwood, Owner at Tribal Collections Nomadic Rugs and Textiles, responded to this reviewResponded July 3, 2018

You are a star Richard Thank you so much for such a lovely review . It was wonderful spending time with you and I hope that we see you again in Turkey Many thanks again Ruth

Reviewed June 29, 2018

We luckily found Ruth's beautiful store because we stayed at a wonderful B&B (Elaa Cave Hotel) that was the home to many of her gorgeous textiles that I loved immediately. We figured we'd stop in and say hello and Ruth was so welcoming that we...More

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rlockwood, Owner at Tribal Collections Nomadic Rugs and Textiles, responded to this reviewResponded June 29, 2018

What a wonderful review !Thank you so very much for all your kind words and I so enjoyed meeting you both and the time we spent together .It really is such a joy to work with people who are genuinely interested so the pleasure really...More

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Farah T
April 10, 2017|
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Response from rlockwood | Property representative |
Hi Farah, How lovely to hear from you and thanks for your lovely words.You know we would love to see you again anytime .You are always very welcome :)
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greddy114
September 27, 2015|
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Response from rlockwood | Property representative |
I am so sorry but I am a rug shop not a travel agency so I am unable to arrange any of your travel requirements
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mohammad a
May 7, 2015|
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Response from rlockwood | Property representative |
Hi , we have a huge price range and a comprehensive selection that starts at $100 and goes up past 15,000$.All costs depend on the quality, age , origin and rareity of each individual rug . Please feel free to call in and... More
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