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“Educational Rug Visit”

Bulbul Mountain Looms
Ranked #17 of 48 Shopping in Izmir
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Reviewed August 10, 2014

We visted BulBul Mountain Looms at the end of a private tour to Ephesus from a cruise stop in Kusadasi. This was a very interesting and educational stop. We learned how rugs of cotton, wool and silk were made and especially how the silk is gathered from the silk worm cocoons and turned into silk treads.Several weavers were working at looms, so you could see the rugs being made We were given a rug display with many rugs for sale. The salesmen ship was excellent but not overly intense. We did buy a small silk rug. Rather than carry it we had it shipped at no charge. We were told it would be 4-6 weeks and it was delivered to our house in 4 weeks. YOU MUST BARGAIN IF YOU DO NOT WANT TO OVERPAY. We would recommend and you were under no obligation to buy.

Thank Howard P
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Reviewed August 8, 2014

Stopped at Bulbul Mountain Looms during our private tour of Ephesus. Would not have included this stop unless we were interested in purchasing a rug. The rugs were beautiful, the tour was very informative. We learned how the silk in gathered and made into thread, how the rugs are designed and woven. The rugs are pricey but hopefully will last for years to come. Most enjoyable visit and memories made.

1  Thank memomof3
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Reviewed July 9, 2014

Had a private excursion to Ephesus which included a trip to Bubul Mountain looms What a great experience! They gave us a terrific insight on how Turkish rugs are created which was very informative! We also had a great Turkish lunch!

1  Thank keith e
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Reviewed July 1, 2014

I arrived with a large group and we were shown silk spinning, had a glorious authentic lunch and watched a very informative display of types and kinds of carpets. They have those stunning patchwork rugs made locally in turkey. And stunning everything else!!!
For understanding and an incredible display come here!
They have old carpets, and newer carpets that are stunning. I loved every minute.... They will look after you with whatever you need..... And simply just want!!! :). Very happy !!

1  Thank meron w
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Reviewed June 22, 2014

In May of 2014. we, a group of 6), were taken to Bulbul Mountain Looms by our private tour guide after our visit to Ephesus. We were enthusiaticly greeted at the entrance to the facility where the process of carpet weaving was explained to us as well as demonstrated by several ladies outside of the facility. We were also shown how the silk was spun for use in silk carpet making. The gentleman explained the basic three types of carpet (material) and the laborous process of making same. He also explained the differences between Turkish and Persian carpets. He explained that the carpets they had available were made by people/families in the surrounding villages and brought to, or collected by, their facility which served as a "hybrid type" of co-operative venture.

1  Thank Michael R
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