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Motif Collection

Kabasakal Caddesi, Istanbul 34122, Turkey
+90 212 516 13 74
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Fun and positive experience

Motif's overwhelmingly positive reviews on TA caused us to swing by to "just look." We met... read more

Reviewed 25 May 2014
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Knowledgeable owner Hamit

We visited Motif Collection when we strolled in Sultanahmet. We were going to Yesil Ev (Green... read more

Reviewed 22 May 2014
Susie W
North Conway, New Hampshire
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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 25 May 2014

Motif's overwhelmingly positive reviews on TA caused us to swing by to "just look." We met co-owner Hidir. If you've already been in Istanbul, you know this can be the time of the high pressure sell, but not with Hidir. Of course, he offered to...More

5  Thank Konatravelers
Reviewed 22 May 2014

We visited Motif Collection when we strolled in Sultanahmet. We were going to Yesil Ev (Green House) Hotel to have a tea break. Motif Collection was just next to the hotel. Its charming exterior attracted us. At first we thought it an ordinary souvenir shop...More

7  Thank Susie W
Reviewed 17 May 2014

Motif's was a great place to buy an Anatolian carpet. When we entered the store, the owner pulled up seats for us to sit but he sat on the floor and I sat on the floor while his partner pulled rugs out based on my...More

7  Thank Leslie C
Reviewed 6 May 2014

Motif Collection is a small shop but full of beautiful old and antique rugs. It’s like a treasure box. I fortunately got know the owner brothers Mustafa and Hamit. Hamit told me that Mustafa is one of the best repairmen of old rug though isn’t...More

7  Thank Mark D
Reviewed 6 May 2014

Not the first time my wife and I have been to a carpet shop, on the contrary, we consider ourselves 'experts' having survived the carpet dealers in India, we thought we were well versed in the slick approaches and banter of the Turkish dealers. We...More

6  Thank Lakes172
Reviewed 18 April 2014

If you want an authentic carpets and kilims from Turkey, I recommend you go to Motif Collection at Sultanahmet. (It’s very close to Ayasofia.) Don’t worry if you know very little about tribal rugs. The owner Hamit has a vast knowledge about hand-woven carpets and...More

6  Thank Maya S
Reviewed 3 April 2014

Motif Collection is the most reliable carpet shop in Istanbul. The owner Hamit Balkir is an expert of hand-woven carpets and kilims. My wife and I were goting to other bigger carpet shops and just entered Motif Collection partly for fun. But, after we began...More

7  Thank Perry A
Reviewed 26 March 2014

i have been in this shop because of one my friend recommendation.Which he is doing his shopping more than 10 years! After spending an hour with Hidir ates i bought two older kilims.i beleive that they were also in a very fair prices!Specially learning about...More

4  Thank julia h
Reviewed 18 March 2014

Istanbul was a city that I had longed for. I also wanted to buy some antique Anatolian kilims in good quality in Turkey. So, I asked my friend who had been to Turkey for many times when I bought air tickets to Turkey. She recommended...More

6  Thank Michaela C
Reviewed 21 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
With so many unmissable attractions within a mere
stroll of each other – and all set around the site of
an ancient Byzantine hippodrome – Sultanahmet is an
overwhelmingly popular tourist destination, and a
prime location for visitors to be wowed on a truly
epic scale. Beyond the wonders of the Blue Mosque, the
Hagia Sophia, Topkapi Palace, and more, this
relatively small area of Istanbul somehow manages to
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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.