Carpet and Kilim Shops in Istanbul

Turkey is known to the world as a country with a really colorful culture. You can see this through their structures and products. If you are a tourist in Turkey, do not miss out buying carpet and kilim as souvenirs. Most of these fabrics are hand-crafted by locals and sold at local markets and bazaars. These carpets and kilims often come in varieties of colors and different patterns. There are vintage carpets and kilim, and there are also those influenced by the modern times.

Carpet and kilim originate from Persia and are reported to be of Mongolian origin. These woven fabrics are popularly used in most homes in Turkey, either as a home-d├ęcor or a "prayer mat."

Carpet and kilim are often woven using different themes. Among the most popular themes used by weavers are the Ardabil and the Elibelinde. Ardabil is popularly known for its diamond and small fish all throughout design while Elibelinde portrays a stylized female figure. All these mirror Istanbul, Turkey's rich and colorful culture.

Carpet and Kilim Shops in Istanbul