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 Turkey and Beyond


     Handmade Rugs and Kilims from Turkey

and beyond.......

Shop with us in store or online and find that gorgeous one of a kind rug that

best expresses your personal design aesthetic.  

         We ethically source so our rugs are kilims are 100% handmade and we love that each rug expresses the weaver's personality, and her individual design story.

Whether you prefer soft simple aesthetics, or embrace bold patterns and vibrant hues, you’ve come to the right place!


For generations young women in the nomadic  tents and villages of Turkey have been hand weaving one of a kind vibrant rugs and kilims each with their local hand spun wool,unique natural dyes and with their own personal motifs and story.

An individual rug or kilim could take years to weave and each rug you purchase from our collection is 100% handmade and reflects the beauty and creativity of this time honored skill.


Every village, every tribe and every region have sizes, colors and designs that specifically showcase their historic traditions and this cultural identity is reflected in our curated collections. 

I like to buy at source and choose each of my rugs personally so you can be assured of their    originality  and authenticity .

Hi Welcome !

Rugs and textiles are more than important to me - they have been my life blood for the 30 years that I have lived in Turkey.Its been a captivating journey of colors and designs, a passion for texture and treasures and a deep belief that that as a woman rug dealer I needed to give an alternative voice to the actual woman weavers....


And it was the genuine voice that I wanted to highlight - not the voice of salesmen that could spin a golden story to entice a first time buyer, but the whispered voice of a subtle design,the free voice of flamboyant colors, and the experienced voice of elegant balance throughout.

So it was 'Her' - the weaver, whose rug reflected her life, that turned me into an international rug dealer and the owner of Tribal Collections - a beautiful rug gallery in Goreme, Cappadocia which I very much adore. 


These days my store is considered a leading choice for those who want to learn about or buy a beautifully hand-woven rug or vibrant kilim for their favourite space and be a treasure for generations.

Enjoy my collection in person when visiting Turkey,or alternatively shop with me online.I am always happy to help you.Most importantly know you are with a trusted professional who is madly passionate about rugs!


A NZ woman rug dealer

in Turkey 



 Sourced with Integrity

follow my instagram feed@Tribalcollectionscarpets.


What's New

My website shows only a selection of what I have currently available. When I see a beautiful rug or a rare kilim I just can't resist adding it to my range so my stock does change regularly.

If you are not able to find the rugs you love online or on my instagram feed, contact me with your size, color and design needs and I will be happy to work with you on an individual basis.

Trade inquiries are welcome.

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50180 TURKEY

 TEL.+90 5395541617

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What People Say - 


Fabulous Collection

One of the most fascinating,entertaining and educational carpet experiences I've ever had.Ruth has a fabulous collection of rugs and kilims and it's clear that she loves them all. She knows the story behind each one and enthusiastically shares the background about the weaver and the meaning of the work.

Ruth is very welcoming and there was never any pressure to buy.

I did take home a couple of lovely pieces and I will definitely return.  I highly recommend her shop ! 

- Laura F. Nov 2017.”​


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