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Ark of Crafts

Asmali Mescit Mah. General Yazgan Sokagi | No: 14 Beyoglu, Istanbul 00000, Turkey
+90 532 476 90 54
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Most georgous selection

The feeling and the exquisite selection of the local craftsmanship was beyond my expectation. I... read more

Reviewed 18 December 2015
Murat T
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beautiful selection of high quality Turkish crafts

Ark of Crafts supports artists from all over Turkey by buying and selling their beautiful unique... read more

Reviewed 30 August 2015
Nancy A
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Ark of Crafts is your online destination to discover the magnificent art and crafts from the culturally rich Anatolian region (Turkey), home to many civilizations for thousands of years. We are representing the selective works of highly regarded artists and craftsmen with the motivation to open them to new markets. We are traveling all around Anatolia to connect the artisans preserving the ancient crafts, the talented young artists blending traditional and contemporary, and works of women NGO's.
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18 Dec 2015
“Most georgous selection ”
30 Aug 2015
“beautiful selection of high quality Turkish crafts”
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Asmali Mescit Mah. General Yazgan Sokagi | No: 14 Beyoglu, Istanbul 00000, Turkey
Beyoglu
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+90 532 476 90 54
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Reviewed 18 December 2015 via mobile

The feeling and the exquisite selection of the local craftsmanship was beyond my expectation. I fell in love with the textile purses made by the families of those mine workers who lost their lives recently in the biggest mine accident.. Thanks to those who have...More

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CigdemToraman, Sahibi at Ark of Crafts, responded to this reviewResponded 20 December 2015

Thank you very much for your nice words and appreciation. We love to support such efforts, do our best to help these artisans and make their life easier if possible.

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Reviewed 30 August 2015

Ark of Crafts supports artists from all over Turkey by buying and selling their beautiful unique high quality products. I loved hearing about the various items and the artists who made them from the proprietor and really appreciate that the shop gives part of its...More

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Reviewed 30 June 2015

My job is to scout out the best sources for a magazine that I work for. Unfortunately most shops in Istanbul sell low quality, factory made goods (mostly from China). It is rare to find a business supporting Turkish artisans, which is why Ark of...More

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CigdemToraman, Sahibi at Ark of Crafts, responded to this reviewResponded 5 July 2015

Your review is very important and precious for us. Thank you very much for your nice words about Ark of Crafts.

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Reviewed 28 May 2015 via mobile

My girlfriend and I were blown away by Ark of Crafts and the curator, Nilufer. It was so much more than I expected even after reading the great reviews on trip advisor. We spent an hour in this tiny corner of the beautiful upstairs terrace...More

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CigdemToraman, Sahibi at Ark of Crafts, responded to this reviewResponded 5 July 2015

Thank you for your exhaustive review. We do our best to bring you the best art pieces from Turkish culture and art scene and would like to grow with your support.

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Reviewed 18 May 2015

I was so surprised to read reviews here that were all 100% positive. So let me be both fair but also add some additional details. This shop is located on the top floor of a hotel. It is small but with a very nice selection....More

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CigdemToraman, Sahibi at Ark of Crafts, responded to this reviewResponded 25 May 2015

We thank you for your direct and clear comment. Without getting into a discussion on how much which items in which categories should cost, we wish to clarify one very important point: The selling price of our items are all calculated one-by-one, exactly like how...More

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Reviewed 16 May 2015

Attended a basket making demonstration by Ahmet Özdogan today at the Uçhisar Art and Crafts Show. My 9 year old daughter was enthralled and even assisted in making a small basket. We were all very grateful for this opportunity and the gift of the piece....More

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CigdemToraman, Sahibi at Ark of Crafts, responded to this reviewResponded 26 May 2015

Thank you very much for your participation. It was a great pleasure for us to host you, and we were very happy watching you make that basket. We hope to see you in other workshop events too.

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Reviewed 13 March 2015 via mobile

Ark of Crafts promotes the rich cultural history of Turkish artisanship offering a beautiful selection of contemporary Turkish personal and household objects. The owners are very knowledgeable about the artists and the objects they create. Located in the chic restaurant/bar terrace of the Adahan Hotel,...More

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CigdemToraman, Sahibi at Ark of Crafts, responded to this reviewResponded 14 March 2015

Thank you very much for your beautiful words about Ark of Crafts. We hope to see you again.

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Reviewed 12 March 2015

After the crowds and noise of the Grand Bazaar one may think they've seen it all and it all starts to look the same when it comes to shopping. But truth is if you miss Ark of Crafts you'll miss the opportunity to purchase unique...More

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CigdemToraman, Owner at Ark of Crafts, responded to this reviewResponded 13 March 2015

We appreciate your kind words and hope to see you again.

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Reviewed 12 March 2015

Amazing little boutique with a unique collection of actually authentic, high quality products from all over Anatolia. If you are in the market for an item that has a story and is handcrafted by an expert of their field, you should definitely stop by here....More

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CigdemToraman, Owner at Ark of Crafts, responded to this reviewResponded 13 March 2015

Thank you for your excellent comments, glad to hear that you enjoyed your visit.

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Reviewed 6 March 2015

I started visiting this shop regularly after buying unique gifts for my girlfriend. If you are passing by Taksim, Tünel area you should definitely visit this shop. You can find a variety of handmade products from all around Turkey.

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CigdemToraman, Sahibi at Ark of Crafts, responded to this reviewResponded 12 March 2015

We hope your girlfriend liked her gift and using it all the time. Looking forward to seeing you again. Thank you so much!

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Edmund L
29 May 2015|
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Response from CavKA | Reviewed this property |
Hi, I don't know what you mean by 'seats'. You placed this query under the shop. It has no seats, but sells craft items. It is attached to a restaurant/bar area which is at the top of a hotel and has lovely views. Note... More
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CavKA
12 May 2015|
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Response from CigdemToraman | Property representative |
Hello, Thank you very much for your question. We are open 7 days a week between 09:00 and 18:00 o'clock. Is there anything else that we can help? Looking forward to see you soon. Ark of Crafts
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