Famed for being one of the most customer-oriented shops in the city, Motif Collection offers a large selection of high-quality carpets and typical Turkish giftware. Inside the shop you'll immediately be greeted by a plethora of colors and patterns, from traditional to contemporary. Take a seat with a cup of tea while a staff member gives you an introduction into the history of the shop and Turkish rugs. Each rug here describes a particular topic, from society and nature to religion and politics. While you're here, take a look at the shop's luxurious line of carpets, some of which contain golden threads. PutMotif Collection into our Istanbul vacation website and find out what's close by, where to stay, and where to head next.
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Last week (August 2021) went to Istanbul with my mom. Maybe due to political conditions or just Covid, the city was an utter tourist trap. No free tea, no free dips, nothing free... We had planned... more »
If you're looking for an authentic Turkish rug in Istanbul, make sure that you either visit Motif Collection first or last, because it's the real deal. Hamit Balkir runs an unassuming shop that... more »
Hamit is quite possibly the most genuine and honest carpet dealer in Istanbul. A man with a genuine love for his trade, who not only trades, but collects and restores. Only original Turkish rugs and kilims, many very old, and each with its unique story. If you want to invest confidently in a traditional rug, and avoid all the scam artists and pushy salesmen, then look no further.
Me and my wife bought a 1.7x2.7m carpet from Motif Carpet Shop last week. We are very happy with the purchase. We recommend you visit this shop if you want to buy a carpet in Istanbul.
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