Tribal Collections 

Who recommends us 

Lonely Planet Travel Guides  2013 -2018

'As well as being the proprietor of this mighty fine rug shop, owner Ruth is well known for her highly recommended carpet educationals (think of it as a carpets 101), which explain the history and artistry of these coveted textiles ''

Trip Advisor Excellence Awards 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013 - Over 200 reviews

Recommended International Dealers List - Tribal Collections Nomadic Rugs  - Barry O'Connor

Triphobo 2017 ''Carpet and rug lovers should stop here.Tribal Collections Nomadic Rugs İs a shop the sells unique carpets and rugs with Turkish designs. More than just shopping the shop gives you an insight on the wide range of rugs and the art and history put together in the making of these brilliant designs.''

Made Easier Guides/Good rugs at good prices 

Inspirerock Travel  2016,2017,2018 - Rating 4.9/5

Intrepid & Peregrine Travel Australia - Recommended Carpet Shop/Turkey plus -Rug design of Melbourne offices 2016 .  




'' Founded by Ruth Lockwood, a native New Zealander who relocated to Turkey in pursuit of her passion for oriental textiles,Tribal Collections is a small glittering jewel in the sands of oriental rug websites.

The website itself features basic, bare-bones design;Web design aside,Lockwood’s selection of oriental rugs belies a keen eye for uniquely captivating pieces of textile art. Every single rug I saw on Tribal Collections had me reaching for my wallet.

Lockwood’s detailed descriptions of her inventory reveals a wealth of knowledge concerning oriental rug history and design. As an expat living in a rug-producing country, she has clearly immersed herself fully in the culture of oriental rugs.'' -  RugKnots

The Independent/UK/Travellers Guide - ''Cappadocia is a far calmer place than Istanbul to shop for Turkish carpets.Good places to start looking include Tribal Collections.

Hotels.com- Synonymous with Turkish culture, and subsequently a brilliant souvenir option, carpets and rugs are, of course, readily available throughout the Cappadocia region. Tribal Collections in Göreme offers an incredible selection of new and antique rugs and carpets,in all imaginable colors and patterns.

Quest Turkey - Property & Lifestyle magazine 

IPİCK4U - Recommended International Rug Dealers List 

Family Travel Forum -  ''While in Göreme, stop by Tribal Collections for a chat with Ruth Lockwood, a transplanted New Zealander who can offer an honest introduction to Cappadocian kilim rugs.''.

Jozan Magazine  - Recommended Tribal Collections Nomadic Rugs & Textiles 

International Carpet Congress - Istanbul ICOC  - Exhibitor

Mark Hopkins - New England Rug Society -/A Conference Report 

Article in Sydney www.smh.com.au/news/turkey/

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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