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Turkmen Art and Rug

Selcuk, Turkey
+90 232 893 1212
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A fairly well-controlled rug buying experience

Like most reviewers, we visited Turkmen as part of a cruise excursion to Ephesus. My husband lived... read more

Reviewed 17 May 2017
New York City, New York
Just see-Don't buy

This Center has a tour which demonstrates how silk is produced from the silk worms, the way the... read more

Reviewed 20 April 2017
Shabana S
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Selcuk, Turkey
+90 232 893 1212
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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

1  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

1  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
Reviewed 12 July 2016

This was an advertised stop with Insight Tours on a Celestial Crystal Cruise. Respect and appreciate the outstanding work done by this company/organisation to preserve and maintain the culture and heritage of traditional carpet/rug making by local villagers into the future. Of course there is...More

4  Thank JT M
Reviewed 10 July 2016

We did purchase a carpet there, On our way back to the cruise ship, we priced the same exact carpet it at a store close to the dock , and the price was half of what we paid....and that was their first offer price. They...More

2  Thank Harry H
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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.