Turkish carpets : An introduction

Your shop for handmade, exquisite, antique and new textiles in Istanbul, Turkey.

We sell unique tribal kilims, sumaks (soumaks), cicims (jijms), sofas, and carpets, as well as many other textiles from Turkey, Central Asia, and Persia.
Our store has been in business since 1990. We have been recommended by National Geographic Traveler, Vogue and others.
The store is owned and run by Divanyolu Caddesi, and his business partner Hamza Yildiz. Hamza’s brother Yusuf also helps as a manager.

We take great pride in making our customers happy and have numerous repeat customers over the years. We also have helped decorate many local hotels.
Please visit our shop located in the heart of historic Sultanahmet, Istanbul. We are located approximately 5 minutes from the Blue Mosque and Haghia Sophia.

Our carpets have been featured in the Smithsonian in Washington and they offer a few good tips here.
We also deal in carpet tiles for mainstream suppliers such as www.carpettilewholesale.co.uk   in the UK.

Why European people choose to buy our carpets from Turkey
1. Quality and Craftsmanship:
Historical Expertise: Turkish carpets are renowned for their exquisite craftsmanship, reflecting centuries-old traditions and techniques.
Handmade Excellence: Many Turkish carpets are handmade, ensuring a level of detail and quality that mass-produced carpets cannot match.

2. Unique Designs and Patterns:
Cultural Richness: Turkish carpets often feature unique designs and motifs that are deeply rooted in the country’s rich cultural heritage.
Artistic Value: Each carpet can be considered a piece of art, adding a distinct and elegant touch to homes.

3. Material Quality:
Natural Fibers: Turkish carpets are often made from high-quality materials such as wool, silk, and cotton, which offer durability and a luxurious feel.
Natural Dyes: The use of natural dyes ensures vibrant, long-lasting colors that do not fade easily.

4. Value for Money:
Competitive Pricing: Buying directly from Turkish dealers often means lower prices compared to purchasing from retailers in the UK who mark up prices.
Investment: Quality carpets can appreciate in value over time, making them not just decorative pieces but also potential investments.

5. Cultural Experience:
Personal Connection: Visiting Turkey and buying a carpet directly allows buyers to connect personally with the culture and history behind their purchase.
Memorable Experience: The process of choosing and buying a carpet in Turkey can be a memorable experience, often accompanied by traditional hospitality and detailed explanations from knowledgeable dealers.

6. Authenticity:
Genuine Products: Purchasing from a reputable Turkish dealer ensures the authenticity of the carpet, often backed by a certificate of authenticity.
Direct Source: Buying directly from the source eliminates the risk of counterfeit products that might be found in international markets.

7. Customization Options:
Tailored Choices: Turkish dealers often offer customization options, allowing buyers to commission carpets that meet their specific size, color, and design preferences.

8. Cultural Heritage and Support:
Supporting Artisans: Purchasing from Turkish dealers supports local artisans and helps preserve traditional crafts and techniques.
Cultural Preservation: Buyers contribute to the preservation of cultural heritage by investing in traditional art forms.
Noah’s Ark Carpets and Kilims

Divanyolu Caddesi, Ticarethane Sokak
No. 5A, Sultanahmet, Istanbul, Turkey 34410
Tel: (90) 0212-511-8050
Fax: (90) 0212-511-8056

Divanyolu @ noahsarkcarpetskilims.com

Open 7 days a week
9:00 AM-10:30 PM