Nomadic Rugs & Textiles
Turkey and Beyond
Handmade Rugs,Textured Kilims,
Pillows & Poufs
from Turkey and beyond...
Explore our gorgeous one-of-a-kind carpet & kilim collection for the perfect rug that best expresses your design style.
Whether you prefer a soft simple aesthetic or embrace bold patterns and vibrant hues, you’ve come to the right place!
We ethically source, so all our rugs and kilims are 100% handmade and we love that each rug expresses the weaver's personality and individual design story.
Our rugs and kilims show the genuine voice of the weaver, whether she be a mountain nomad with free spirited motifs, a young village girl making rugs for her wedding dowry, or a city weaver using a pattern to create new elegant designs.
With more than 30 years of experience and passion our products are unique and artistically distinct, and you can be assured of their
quality and authenticity.
sourced with integrity
For generations young women in nomadic tents, mountain villages and city workshops have been hand weaving one-of-Kind rugs, kilims and intricate textiles using local hand spun wools, natural dyes and a symbolism that is both ancient and personal.
An individual rug or kilim could take years to weave and each have specific sizes, colors and designs that reflect the historic traditions and cultural identity of the weaver as well as their distinct village or tribe.
To learn more and to help with your choices see my...
Integrity is the cornerstone of my business and I whole heatedly believe in supporting weaving traditions as well as the weavers who create the beautiful rugs and kilims in my collections.
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Hi! I'm Ruth- the New Zealand owner of Tribal Collections,a beautiful rug gallery in Goreme, Cappadocia. While a woman rug dealer is still far from mainstream, rugs & textiles have been my passion and life for the 32 years that I have lived here in Turkey..
This personal journey has captivated me with it's colours, designs and the thrill of discovering rare and beautiful pieces from bustling bazaars and traditional villages. I love the rug world and am always happy to share it with you.
My store is now considered a leading choice for those who wish to learn about. or buy one-of-a-kind hand woven rugs or vibrant kilims from a trusted professional. When I see a beautiful rug or a rare kilim that is good quality at the right price I just can't resist adding it to my collection,so browse my online store and instagramm feed regularly as my stock does change on a frequent basis.
Our curated selection is unique so there is something for everyone !
Enjoy in person when visiting Turkey,
or shop with me online, or directly.
I am always happy to help you find your perfect rug !
Trade inquiries welcome.
How do you make sure you are getting the real thing ?
Just over a decade ago hand woven rugs were found only in dedicated galleries or you purchased one or two overseas as your ultimate travel treasure! Today you find rugs & kilims everywhere,from department stores to social media sites.The quality and authenticity varies enormously, from authentic hand woven originals to cheap synthetic machine made copies that can look very much like the real thing.
Always look for trusted and recommended rug professionals - they will generally be more interested in the authenticity of the rug and finding the right rug for you, rather than a quick sale of a 'hip' rug with a funky tag line ! To help you sort the good from the bad, check out my Top Tips for the info you need to purchase a handmade rug that you will love for years to come!
''Ironically good quality handmade rugs that last for generations can be a similar price,or in some cases cheaper than lesser quality 'on trend' rugs being sold on social media or in mainstream home decor stores''