i am travelling to turkey in June and would love to bring back a carpet. after reading many blogs i realise that handmade carpets are probably out of my price range. i would like a carpet that looks turkish/ persian about 2.5m x 1.6m ( 2m). if it is not handmade and is pleasing to look at and i am not being overcharged ( charged for handmade when it is machinemade), i dont really mind. i would think the choice of designs are much more varied there than back home. please can anyone offer me advise. i will be staying in the grand bazaar area as well as taksim. we are also going to cappadocia and kusadasi. i am looking at spending about TL 500 - 1000 ( closer to TL 500). is that ridiculous?