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Turkmen Art and Rug

Selcuk, Turkey
+90 232 893 12 12
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Very interesting, but it is a sales pitch.

We had a great trip to Ephesus and stopped off at Turkmen en route. We used a private cab (the... read more

Reviewed 29 July 2017
London, United Kingdom
via mobile
May 27, 2017 group visit to inspect rugs

I did purchase a Kazak 3.90 x 8.66= 33.77 ft wool cotton hand weave carpet that arrived on July 28... read more

Reviewed 29 July 2017
Palestine, Texas
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Reviewed 29 July 2017 via mobile

We had a great trip to Ephesus and stopped off at Turkmen en route. We used a private cab (the previous night's driver set up the stop off) and the driver had a tea while we went round. The previous night's driver said he used...More

Thank jmstpt
Reviewed 29 July 2017

I did purchase a Kazak 3.90 x 8.66= 33.77 ft wool cotton hand weave carpet that arrived on July 28, 2017 by Fed Ex same condition as purchased. I am still pleased on the condition of carpet arrival, as when I made my original purchase...More

Thank palestinejack
Reviewed 17 May 2017

Like most reviewers, we visited Turkmen as part of a cruise excursion to Ephesus. My husband lived in Iran for several years and has a decent comprehension of rug quality, and we're both no strangers to the art of negotiation. I think many Westerners who...More

2  Thank NJW216
Reviewed 20 April 2017 via mobile

This Center has a tour which demonstrates how silk is produced from the silk worms, the way the silk is dyed and then you can see lots of weavers weaving the carpets and Kilims. This segment is absolutely amazing... but next comes hard core selling...More

Thank Shabana S
Reviewed 29 October 2016

This was a scheduled stop on our Celestyal cruise excursion to Ephesus. Watching the women with their looms and the speed at which they ties the knots was an interesting and educational experience. Also, we got to see the silk 'cocoons' and how the silk...More

2  Thank PamC54
Reviewed 27 October 2016

The silk collection and the making the rugs was fascinating and the ladies that make these rugs are amazing. How they don't loose count is extraordinary. The finished carpets are just beautiful. I found the selling of them a bit intimidating to say the least....More

1  Thank swanfamily85
Reviewed 21 October 2016

Our tour group stopped at Turkmens Art and Rug. As with all tours, a few destination stopovers will always include shopping opportunities (if you want to call then that), of local products. This was no exception, as the tradition of carpet weaving is a centuries...More

Thank 1TraveltheWorld
Reviewed 2 October 2016

We specifically asked to have a stop at a a carpet-weaving centre as part of a private tour organised through our cruise line, and were extremely happy with our experience at Turkmen. Given the extent to which the local economy has been hit by terrorist...More

Thank Madeline M
Reviewed 19 September 2016

My excursion to Ephassus included a stop at the Turkmen Carpet Weaving Centre in Selcuk, Turkey before returning to our cruise ship. Amazing skills are put to work creating these beautiful carpets ranging in a wide variety of sizes, colours and fabrics (cotton, wool and...More

5  Thank Maddee2015
Reviewed 23 August 2016

The pressure to purchase is too intense and if one shows any sign of interest than you've had it. Feels like a pack of wolves pounced on you. The carpet making process is very intersting otherwise.

3  Thank JesmondC
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Shirley S
12 January 2017|
Response from Stephen J | Reviewed this property |
Sad to say No resolution from the company We are still working with the cruise line and the credit card company Best of luck
22 October 2015|
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Response from timjc46 | Reviewed this property |
yes, it was about 2 months, but hand delivered to our house and it now is featured above our gas fireplace.