Carpet Factory Visit
Turkey has a long and rich history of carpet making and is home to some of the most beautiful handknotted and handwoven carpets in the world. Turkish carpets range from simple bold and colorful nomadic Anatolian kilims (not kill him!:-)) to more faded Uşak and high end Ottoman court silk Hereke carpets. The Turkish knot (symmetrical knot) also known as the Ghiordes knot was developed here.
There are some crucial factors you should always bear in mind if you are a potential carpet-buyer. First and foremost, you should buy it from a factory in order to get the best price as well as to see all the possible colors and designs. People generally tend to buy it from Grand Bazaar but lo and behold, sellers in Grand Bazaar gets all their carpets from the factory and they add their own revenue on top of it and then sell it to the customers. Plus, rents in Grand Bazaar are too expensive and somehow they have to reflect it into their prices. These people are sharks and you can easily get bamboozled unless you are informed. Additionally, shops in Grand Bazaar are too small which means that they can only exhibit a small variety of carpets unlike factories.
Before deciding to purchase the carpets of your dreams, you should have some color and size options in mind. Maybe you are buying it for your kitchen, or you are aspired to design your new home or just simply you want to bring some fresh air into your living room. Whatever the cause is, you should have a clear picture in your mind about the colour and size. You should inform the dealer about what you are looking for to make things easier.
We would like to provide you with few tips which will enrich the value of your carpets and kilims. Usually people wonder and ask us the best carpet of all times and we would like to answer as follows. The best carpet in the world is the one that you like the most. It is like love at first sight and you should buy the one that melts your heart. Your emotions will guide you as to which one you should go home with. Your heart is the final judge and not somebody else when it comes to making that last decision.
We will pick you up from your hotel at a specified time and drive you to one of the biggest carpet factories in İstanbul. While you are served a nice apple tea, there will be free demonstration of carpets and kilims. The expert will tell you all the history and importance of carpets as well as he will give some technical information as to how carpets are vowen. You can touch them, feel them and maybe buy some of them…