Tribal Collections Nomadic Rugs and Textiles

Tribal Collections Nomadic Rugs and Textiles, Goreme: Hours, Address, Tribal Collections Nomadic Rugs and Textiles Reviews: 5/5

Tribal Collections Nomadic Rugs and Textiles

Tribal Collections Nomadic Rugs and Textiles
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9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
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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 with 30yrs of expertise in Turkey, her gallery has an established reputation for integrity and quality and is a leading choice for those looking to learn, or to acquire, a beautiful hand-woven rug, flat-woven kilim or tribal weaving. Ruth can help you navigate the stunning styles, intricate designs and rich color palettes to find the rug that İs just 'right' for you and expresses your individuality. She buys at source and chooses each of her rugs personally so you can be assured of their quality & authenticity. You are welcome to spend time with her, browse and enjoy, or learn more about motifs, dyes and traditions that make every carpet unique. She has a wide-open door policy and fixed prices: making it easy for you to compare and importantly you know you are with a trusted professional who is passionate about rugs!
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Martha B
New York City, NY12 contributions
Oct 2020 • Couples
On my recent visit to Göreme I had the good fortune to come across Tribal Collections. I could see from the pieces displayed outside that the quality of Ruth Lockwood’s rugs and textiles was really a cut above, and I was so glad I paid her store a visit. I had absolutely no plans to make any purchases for my home, but ended up with two unique pieces - a tea stool and a sort of ottoman / pouf, both upholstered with pieces of vintage kilim and rugs collected by Ruth as she acquires her stock. As a NYC resident, I felt the prices for pieces of this quality were insanely reasonable, and the shop was able to ship with no hassle, with arrival to my door in just over a week. We had a lovely shopping experience with no pressure to buy (and we learned a lot about Cappadocia and Turkey during our conversation!) Really recommend paying the store a visit if you’re in the area —
Written October 25, 2020
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Annie A
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Oct 2021
Visiting with Ruth at her shop in Cappadocia was one of the highlights of my visit to Turkey. Sitting on the comfortable sofa with her cat on my lap, I listened to her discuss the provenance of the items in her shop which ultimately led to her finding the perfect runner for my home back "in the states". Her reputation speaks to how she treats her clients and I intend to order from her on-line in the future.
Written February 12, 2022
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sharonben2018
Geelong, Australia8 contributions
Nov 2019
We visited Ruth's shop while staying near Goreme, but just intended to have a quick look and a quick chat about carpets as we were buying some and also wanting to learn more.
It was the best side trip we made. Not only was Ruth hospitable and ready to give us her time, she was generous in helping us to understand more, patient with our questions, and wise in her advice. Several hours later we left blessed by her company as well as her assistance.
We returned later in the week for another helpful conversation, and some rugs. We will be back next time we visit and thoroughly recommend her store as a stop in your trip whether you are intending to purchase, just thinking about it, or want to learn about traditional and new carpets, homewares and fabrics.
Ruth is full of experience, able to give style and historical information on her stock, and a good listener. She will help you to find what you're looking for, assisting you rather than being pushy.
Thanks Ruth for your warmth and advice.
Written January 29, 2020
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Wow ! I am so thrilled with your review . Thank you so very much for your wonderfully kind words It was a real pleasure meeting you and helping you find the rugs you love. I hope they will be a lovely reminder of Cappadocia and the time we spent together If you are ever back in Cappadocia it would be a pleasure seeing you again Warmest Wishes Ruth .
Written February 5, 2020
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Mathilda
Geneva, Switzerland2 contributions
Oct 2020
I warmly recommend the Tribal Collections store if you are looking for a rug or other items (cushion, ottoman etc.). The shop is full of rugs from various origins and ages. There is something for all tastes and all budgets. Ruth took the time to advise me and listened to my needs. She was responsive and even sent my kilim to Istanbul as I was running out of time to pick it up in Cappadocia. I regret only one thing, that I didn't have more time to discover other rugs and that Ruth could teach me more about these pieces of art. I am already looking forward to returning there on my next trip to Turkey!
Written October 25, 2020
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Wayne154943
Vancouver, Canada127 contributions
Dec 2021
Tucked away, but worth a visit. We entered, as my wife said, "just to look." Ha; eye-popping appeal with the quality and selection of rugs, pillow cases, table coverings and the sorts.

Met by a very gentle and pleasant person who took the time to show us all we wanted in an unhurried, no push environment - very pleased, and sad to say that many shop owners just do not get it - but these folks do.

Pricing is excellent and we left with the purchase of a hall rug and will now be ordering two more rugs for our home via Internet. We trust Ruth the owner and her staff, the quality is without question and no BS pricing.

Thanks, Ruth. It was a pleasure meeting you and your staff.

Best wishes from Canada.
Written December 17, 2021
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Bruce A
Salmiya, Kuwait100 contributions
Mar 2022 • Solo
I spent a lovely couple of hours chatting amd selecting a rug from Ruth, owner of Tribal Collections-Nomadic Rugs.
Ruth is a NZer and has lived in Turkey for 30 plus years and her collection and knowledge of rugs both personal and for sale is remarkable.
She has Osman there who "shows" the rugs and keeps it all organised.
Once you have selected and purchased you are provided with a certificate of authenticity with the official stamp.
Loved every moment spent with Ruth and Osman...thank you.
Written March 3, 2022
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Stacy M
College Sttion3 contributions
Sep 2021 • Couples
I did a lot of research on rug shops before visiting Turkey and Ruth’s shop is the ONLY one I planned to visit. She was so kind and generous with her time and knowledge, answering our questions and offering advice. It was not the traditional pushy rug sale, it was really enjoyable and educational. I was able to learn a lot and choose items that were authentic and fit my taste. Don’t go anywhere else, this is the only stop you need.
Written September 27, 2021
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Christina M
Burleson, TX54 contributions
Jul 2020
My parents and I first met Ruth in the early 2000s. Last spring during the midst of the pandemic, I worked via email with Ruth to select some kilim cushion covers for the house my husband and I had just moved into. The attached picture are a mix of some I purchased in 2015 during a visit to Turkey and some that were shipped to us during the pandemic. Online ordering was easy and secure, and shipping was fast. But nothing compares to actually visiting her store.
Written March 7, 2021
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Richard B
39 contributions
Sep 2020
Generally speaking, I don't typically write reviews here but I had such a wonderful experience that I felt it was necessary. Entering the shop with the intention of having a browse, I had met Ruth the owner. She was friendly and gave me the space I needed to absorb all of the beautiful objects (having shopped in Turkey quite a lot, I can tell you how rare this is). To be honest, I had no intention of buying a rug - I thought perhaps a few pillowcases and such but I was so impressed with the variety that I asked to see a few that caught my eye. Her unparalleled knowledge and generosity were evident as I took more time than I should have in choosing! As the rug I choose was over 60 years old, it needed a few repairs. Her skilled assistant in the shop did an amazing job. As I was leaving that afternoon, she even had it couriered to my hotel in Istanbul. If you are considering a rub purchase in Turkey, this is the place to do it!
Written September 20, 2020
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I am so thrilled with your review ! Thank you so much for such kind words - they really are appreciated . I was delighted to meet you and happy to help you find such a beautiful rug to take home . I hope it will always be a great memory of the time you spent with us and in Turkey ! Many thanks again Warmest wishes Ruth
Written October 17, 2020
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AMS58
Gold Coast, Australia3 contributions
Oct 2020
I’m not one for purchasing an item online, as you hear about items arriving and they look nothing like what you thought you bought. But I recently had the most positive experience dealing with Ruth at Tribal Collections. Ruth truly does give exceptional service, it’s taken many months of emails and photos back and forth until we finally found one. It arrived today in record time, and we love it. Exactly what we hoped for. Thank you Ruth, no wonder you consistently achieve 5 star ratings.
Written October 15, 2020
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Thank you so much Ann for your kind words . It really was my pleasure and I am so pleased we found a gorgeous combination you liked . I was thrilled when I got your emailed saying that you loved it ! Buying online can be challenging so I appreciate your faith in me . Many thanks again Ruth
Written October 17, 2020
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