Vezirhan Handmade Carpets & Klims

Vezirhan Handmade Carpets & Klims

Vezirhan Handmade Carpets & Klims
4.5
11:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Monday
9:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
9:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
9:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
9:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday
9:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
9:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday
11:00 AM - 7:00 PM
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Neighbourhood: Grand Bazaar
Tourists, hawkers, and locals come together at the Grand Bazaar to comb its labyrinthine passageways in search of a bargain – be it a pair of brand name jeans, a handcrafted silk rug, or a perfectly brewed cup of tea. Outside the vast bazaar, worn, narrow streets wind their way down from its lofty perch to the southern shore of the Golden Horn, where the evocatively aromatic Spice Bazaar beckons alongside the elegant New Mosque (opened in 1665). Nearby, the famed Galata Bridge offers pedestrian access to urban delights across the river in Istanbul’s more residential and contemporary neighbourhoods, while the must-see sights of Sultanahmet are but a leisurely stroll away.
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Jakarta, Indonesia1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2022 • Family
My review was long overdue, my family and I visited this place in August 2021 and we were mesmerized by the display of Mr. Salman Abi's courtesy and friendliness. Thank you for the wonderful experience. We hope to visit Vezirhan again.
Written 8 October 2023
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Ana C
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2022 • Family
It's like private presentation of carpets and kilims, we were in a workshop where a craftsman unrolled a silk from a cocoon, weaver made a small peace of carpet... Sit in a nice room full of carpets, drinking tea and picking the right one for our home.
Written 4 August 2023
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Frances B
10 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023 • Couples
We had a WONDERFUL experience working with Salman at Vezirhan. This was the most fun part of our visit in Istanbul! We purchased rugs for ourselves and my father. Vezirhan shipped the rugs to California (USA) and they arrived within 3 weeks. More importantly, Salman set the expectation that they would arrive within 4 weeks and they arrived sooner. Excellent!

Salman was kind, generous with his time, spoke perfect English, and shared a wealth of knowledge. We felt no pressure to make a purchase; the process was extremely fun! Obviously the rugs are incredible. Vezirhan has a massive collection in a beautiful building.

We researched and interviewed multiple rug vendors in Istanbul. We have high confidence that Vezirhan is a business of great integrity which is why we chose to work with them. Thank you, Salman! We hope to meet again.
Written 3 March 2023
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Jennifer C
4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2022
Beautiful carpet store outside the Grand Bazaar. We learned a great deal about this ancient art of hand-woven carpets from the sales manager [Salman (sp?)] whose family has been in the business of Turkish carpets for generations.

We learned about the weaving and the dye-making process, and the master weaver was also there to show us how the knotting process worked (although our sales manager actually showed us how to weave while she left her seat)

The selection of carpets was extraordinary and the service was highly professional. Recommended by our local guide who himself had bought a carpet from Vezirhan for his parents, we purchased a beautiful carpet that will grace our living room for years to come.

As mentioned by others, touring the building where the store is located is an experience in itself!
Written 13 November 2022
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John F
Cincinnati, OH9 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2019 • Family
Going to Turkey, we naturally planned to purchase a Turkish carpet. We’d planned to go to the Grand Bazaar and just pick a shop.

Our guide recommended Vezirhan for quality and reputation. (Our guide as recommended by my friends in Turkey, and you can read my review on her here in TripAdvisor as well - she was FANTASTIC. )

The facility is beautiful and their selection was mind-boggling. The experience itself was like nothing I’ve ever seen. They showed us the weaving process in action and we were able to weave a bit ourselves (I’m not quitting my day job 😊).

We ended up spending a bit more than we’d intended, but we now have a family heirloom that will remain in our family for generations.

We maybe could have saved some money by going elsewhere, but between the experience and the quality of the product, I was extremely happy.
Written 9 December 2019
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Sandy P
Newport Beach, CA15 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019
I had no idea what to expect when I entered Vezirhan. It was an amazing journey back into time, watching the craft of rug making that has been the same for 2000 years. They showed me the silk cocoons, how the silk was dyed, and I was able to actually see a master weaver as she worked the on a beautiful rug. I purchased a rug made by this master weaver and I will cherish it forever. I am a travel agent and would love to take a group of travelers here just to purchase rugs! I was treated like a VIP and it felt like they were all there for me. The qualify of the rugs was phenomenol. This is a must see if you are in Instanbul.
Written 26 October 2019
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Mary Bloyd
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2019
Located in a caravanseri formerly used by ancient travelers and tradesmen on the fabled Silk Road, this carpet store possessed a unique quality totally from an architectural standpoint. Couple this with learning about and seeing silk cocoons, how the silk threads are pulled and dyed -- watching a master weaver as she worked the pattern for a rug -- then seeing the display of all different sizes and colors of carpets was an incredible experience and one I would recommend to any traveler coming to Istanbul. I bought a small silk carpet, woven by a master weaver taking 10 months to complete. It arrived today and it is gorgeous; I am very pleased with it!
Written 25 September 2019
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Jody A
Lower Hutt, New Zealand2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2019 • Couples
This was a surprising part of a tour my wife and I did. We knew that we were going there, but we did not know it would be such an experience. It was very enjoyable and we learnt so much about carpets - from seeing the process for extracting silk, to the weaving of a carpet, and then learning what to look for in regards to quality. We ended up buying a carpet, but not because we felt pressured to, but because we wanted one. Highly recommend coming here, but if you're looking to buy a carpet, this place is a must. Allow yourself at least a couple of hours.
Written 8 August 2019
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Julie-Giddens
San Jose, CA2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2018 • Family
This is the place to come for authentic beautiful antique Turkish carpets. Our guide took us here while we were visiting grand bazaar. We didn't have much knowledge about different types of carpets. They showed us several hand-made Turkish carpets and given a detailed introduction to the art. At the end of it, we were quite knowledgeable about all kinds of different carpets. We ended up buying a fantastic silk carpet which we have been using for the past year. It still looks the same, very high quality. Very satisfied with our purchase.
Written 27 May 2019
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Wrightalaska
1 contribution
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2018 • Couples
We bought two carpets and paid several thousand dollars for them; they were delivered today with a stated value of $725. One of the rugs is supposedly silk but the shipping manifest states it is cotton with a stated value of $125; we paid over $4,000 for this carpet. Something is not right here. I am calling Visa up now to see what remedy is available, if any. We are sick about this.
Written 12 November 2018
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