Best Carpet Shops in Istanbul – Vezirhan Carpets

TTP highly recommends Vezirhan as a trusted carpet shop in Istanbul for now 32 years. Prior to their opening in Istanbul they were located in Van (Eastern Turkey).

The shop is full of wonderful people like Salman Abi, who grew up in Eastern Turkey with the heritage and lifestyle of making and selling traditional carpets. Abi’s mother was a very skilled and made amazing pieces using natural colors.

The different threads are created using ash and water on threads before being beaten. Each rug has either a single knot or a double knot, each of which can be identified by folding the rug.

Men sheer the wool, and the remainder of the process is completed by women.

The women begin learning how to master the creations when they are 11 years old, but do not begin making carpet for their dowry until she’s had six or seven years of experience. This is the time in which their talent is shown publicly.

Every pattern has an individual meaning and tells a different story. The lack of women’s freedom to express themselves in the past has played a significant role in how the patterns are created. Often, elaborate emotions are expressed through the patterns.

Each of the carpets sold at Vezirhan comes with a certificate verifying authenticity from the region in which it’s materials originated.

Abi encourages shoppers to only purchase the products they love, free of pressure during the selling process. In addition, buyers receive free shipping.

Customers are encouraged to measure space and prepare a budget beforehand.

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