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Tribal Collections Nomadic Rugs and Textiles

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Best Place in Cappadocia for Carpets

A warm welcome, extensive knowledge, a beautiful and varied collection, and no hard sell. These... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
107dimitrit
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Brisbane, Australia
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The only place in which to buy a carpet

Ruth has a fantastic shop filled with a carefully curated selection of new and antique carpets. She... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Alwin L
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Perth, Australia
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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 via mobile

A warm welcome, extensive knowledge, a beautiful and varied collection, and no hard sell. These characterise Ruth's wonderful shop in Goreme. I have bought carpets in Iran, Turkey, and elsewhere in the past. Ruth was outstanding! If you're after authentic and fairly priced pieces this...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Ruth has a fantastic shop filled with a carefully curated selection of new and antique carpets. She up front about the value of her carpets. Fixed fair prices are attractive. I spent close to ten hours looking over carpets, picking one, returning it the next...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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rlockwood, Owner at Tribal Collections Nomadic Rugs and Textiles, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

You are a star Alwin ! - what a wonderfully kind and thoughtful review! Your words are so very much appreciated. I have to say that I was happy to spend the time with you and so very happy that in the end you bought...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Ruth Lockwood, her hand-selected inventory, and the building that houses it, all intersect to create one of those exceptional travel experiences that are the reason many of us choose to explore other lands. Her eye, her knowledge, and the opportunity to own such a unique...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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rlockwood, Owner at Tribal Collections Nomadic Rugs and Textiles, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Wow - your wonderful review absolutely made my day ! Thank you so much for your kind words and I am so delighted you enjoyed our time together.I will most certainly look forward to sitting and enjoying with you again :) Warmest Wishes Ruth

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A full on rug-buying experience! Loved it thank you Ruth. Warm (of course!) welcomes and space to sit and listen to Ruth's boundless knowledge of everything local, including of course her beloved rugs. I went back several times as she was willing to spend the...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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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 - it is so appreciated . It was great having you visit and I am delighted you enjoyed your time with me at the shop and so pleased your rug buying experience was a good one. Come...More

Reviewed November 3, 2018 via mobile

I've lived in Turkey for seven years and have been wanting a carpet for just as long. I've looked at carpet shops all over Turkey, but have always found them stressful. I felt really comfortable in Ruth's place which allowed me to take my time,...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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rlockwood, Owner at Tribal Collections Nomadic Rugs and Textiles, responded to this reviewResponded November 4, 2018

Hi Lindzy , Huge thanks for such a lovely review - I am delighted by your kind and complimentary words . It was such a pleasure meeting you and Orçun yesterday and I am just so glad that you found want you were looking for...More

Reviewed November 2, 2018

Ruth's depth of knowledge, her simply astounding collection, and warm shop made shopping for carpet such a beautiful experience. I had no preconceptions when I arrived but she guided me to the exact kilim of my dreams. I'm now the proud owner of a beautiful...More

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank Sarah P
rlockwood, Owner at Tribal Collections Nomadic Rugs and Textiles, responded to this reviewResponded November 4, 2018

Dear Sarah, Thank you so much for a really wonderful review - I am absolutely thrilled ! I have to say I was super super delighted to get the photo of the Avar kilim in your lounge room. It is the perfect space and place...More

Reviewed October 26, 2018 via mobile

Unfortunately we didn’t buy a rug as the one we fell in love with was not the right size for our dining room. It must be said though that this is a genuine place to buy a rug, no hard sell just lots of information...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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rlockwood, Owner at Tribal Collections Nomadic Rugs and Textiles, responded to this reviewResponded November 5, 2018

I am thrilled with your review Thank you ! - even more so that you didnt find a rug that worked for your space and you still wrote such kind words . So very much appreciated and I hope that if you are ever back...More

Reviewed October 15, 2018 via mobile

Just when you think Turkey has shown you everything, you find Ruth at Tribal Collections and are amazed as she willingly shares her very comprehensive knowledge of carpets and kilims and all things related. We thoroughly enjoyed our time with Ruth in her shop looking...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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rlockwood, Owner at Tribal Collections Nomadic Rugs and Textiles, responded to this reviewResponded November 5, 2018

A big thank you from me for your really kind review.I am so happy that you are delighted with your rug and that it looks fabulous in your home It was really lovely meeting you and I do hope when you come back we can...More

Reviewed October 10, 2018 via mobile

A top Turkish experience! Ruth was very welcoming and keen to share all her knowledge and enthusiasm about her Kilims. Its a beautiful store and the perfect place to spend a few hours looking and learning. I left for NewZealand with two beautiful Kilims in...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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rlockwood, Owner at Tribal Collections Nomadic Rugs and Textiles, responded to this reviewResponded October 15, 2018

Hi Sarah, Thank you so much for such a wonderful review - you really made my day ! I am so happy that you are pleased with your purchase and hope your kilims look absolutely gorgeous back in NZ Anytime you are back this way...More

Reviewed September 30, 2018

I came to Turkey with no intentions of purchasing a kilim, until meeting Ruth at Tribal Collections. Ruth was so knowledgable about each carpet she presented it made it interesting. There was absolutely no pressure to buy and her prices were fantastic! I ended up...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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rlockwood, Owner at Tribal Collections Nomadic Rugs and Textiles, responded to this reviewResponded October 1, 2018

Hi Susan , Thank you so much for such a wonderful review - I really appreciate it .Most importantly I thoroughly enjoyed our time together and it was a pleasure meeting you and helping you find such beautiful pieces. I hope they will always be...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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