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Motif Collection

Kabasakal Caddesi, Istanbul 34122, Turkey
+90 212 516 13 74
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What a Treasure, not to be missed if in the market for a carpet!

Last summer I was in Istanbul for a few days before boarding a cruise. On a previous trip to Turkey... read more

Reviewed 20 February 2014
New York City, New York
great buying experience

On a recent trip to Istanbul, I decided rather last minute to buy a Turkisk carpet. However there... read more

Reviewed 1 February 2014
Marni W
Edmonton, Canada
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With 20 years experience, Motif Collection provides the best quality fully handcrafted carpets and kilims. While predominantly Turkish, our collection also features carpets from around the world, antique pieces and rare fragments. We also sell hand crafted Turkish ceramics and unique Turkish giftware.
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Kabasakal Caddesi, Istanbul 34122, Turkey
+90 212 516 13 74
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Reviewed 20 February 2014

Last summer I was in Istanbul for a few days before boarding a cruise. On a previous trip to Turkey more than 20 years ago I purchased a handmade woolen rug from a "school" and I still love and cherish that carpet. On this trip...More

13  Thank The-Travel-Gnome1
Reviewed 1 February 2014

On a recent trip to Istanbul, I decided rather last minute to buy a Turkisk carpet. However there is a prevailing sentiment that everyone in the markets and stores is out to scam you. So I spent a few hours in my room reading online...More

7  Thank Marni W
Reviewed 30 January 2014

A visit to this small shop turned out a most pleasurable and stress-free experience. I'd highly recommend it to any visitor. The store only specializes in Turkish handmade pieces, selling some at fairly low prices, some at medium. There are many kilims as well. Hamit...More

7  Thank xamhayana
Reviewed 14 January 2014

We recently got back from a trip to Istanbul in which, like many others, we purchased our very first Turkish carpet. Before going out to the shops and bazaars we read the many reviews and advice on the internet about how to purchase an authentic...More

7  Thank Heather M
Reviewed 13 January 2014

I highly recommend Motif Collection to people who want to buy tribal carpets or kilims. The owner Hamit Balkir is professional. His knowledge of tribal hand-woven rugs is so wide and profound. The shop isn't so big, but the stuff is large. They're in stock...More

6  Thank Marcia J
Reviewed 3 January 2014

We were so fascinated by the exterior of Motif Collection. There were a few beautiful tribal kilims and carpets hanging on the wall at the opposite of the shop. The door and the wall was wooden and painted with lovely colors. When we stopped to...More

4  Thank Wilbur F
Reviewed 1 January 2014

We were recommended to Hamit from a friend who bought a carpet there in the past. We were glad we went to Motif.. I am admiring my beautiful carpet that I bought from Motif as I sit typing this review in NY. The whole experience...More

3  Thank sid_brooklyn
Reviewed 19 December 2013

Motif Collection is like a heaven for people loving tribal rugs. This shop is dealing many kinds of old hand-woven carpets and kilims. They are being kept in very good condition. We had little knowledge of old tribal rugs before. The owner Hamit was a...More

4  Thank Erin M
Reviewed 9 December 2013

As a native of Istanbul who lives abroad, I knew the traditional rug buying experience in Turkey and not being good at the art of bargaining I was avoiding to buy carpets until I discovered the Motif Collection and its owner Hamit Balkir. Their tribal...More

4  Thank Fahrettin Y
Reviewed 25 November 2013

Motif Collection is behind Roxelana’s hamam between Hagia Sofia and Blue Mosque. We visited this shop because we read a recommendation on National Geographic Traveler a few years ago. The article said that the owner is a reliable person and offers high-quality rugs in reasonable...More

3  Thank Ian B
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10 August 2017|
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Response from Cihan T | Reviewed this property |
You have to go in and ask prices as they all vary according to the quality and age of the carpets.
19 May 2016|
Response from Laksmi A | Reviewed this property |
I think they do. They have so many types of kilims and carpets, and I saw few size of mat that you can use for praying.