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                             Welcome -  It's a surprise to find a foreign woman in the man's world

                              of carpet selling in Turkey,........so whats my story ?

 

I am from New Zealander and I inherited beautiful oriental carpets from a grandmother who had lived overseas in the 1940's.The exotic stories of those rugs always fascinated me, so living in Turkey with it's tradition of gorgeous handwoven rugs and textiles has been, and still is, a joy for me.

I opened my first rug store soon after arriving and my love of rugs is primarily what has kept me here in Turkey for the last 30 yrs.Visiting little-known villages, searching bazaars, working with village women on their looms and discovering how the rug trade works has been a fascinating journey and one that still excites me to this day. My gallery is located in a beautifully restored cave dwelling in the famous area of Cappadocia.I love the old stone walls and vaulted ceilings - its shows the rugs off perfectly and is a calm and gentle environment to buy and sell rugs.

 

It means a lot to me that these days I have an established international reputation for integrity and quality and are one of the recommended choices for those looking to learn, or to acquire, a beautiful hand-woven rug, vibrant kilim or tribal weaving.

I am probably best known for my 'Carpet 101' educational as I love to teach and share my knowledge.

 

Please don't hesitate to ask me if you need help or advice when buying a rug.You are welcome to spend time with me when visiting Turkey or alternatively shop at my store here online. I have a  wide-open door policy and fixed prices: making it easy for you to compare, and most importantly you know you are with a trusted professional who is passionate about rugs!

                  

 

   

 

 

      What sets me apart ?

  My love affair with carpets never wanes -  its a lifes' passion really, and with time and dedication I have become known

as the 'go to' person for those wanting to learn about, and buy carpets, when visiting Turkey.

  • I am straight talking and happiest when teaching and explaining the ins and outs of buying  rugs to customers and friends.

  • I have always had a fixed price policy so that everyone feels safe and comfortable with what they are buying. 

  • I am known internationally and recommended on many websites as well as the 'Top Dealers' List, so it's important to me that I have a reputation to uphold.

  • I have a western sensibility so I know what you look for in rugs, and what will look good in your home.

  • My shop is relaxed and comfortable.I hate pressure so I like to make sure my customers feel free to come and go as they please and to browse and enjoy.

  • I am fussy about my follow up service so if you are buying on the internet or shipping -  your carpet will arrive and it will be the one you purchased. 

  • I generally buy at source - it's cheaper that way.. ...and that is reflected in my prices to you.

  • Most importantly I love my rugs, so I enjoy inspiring the next generation of carpet lovers, designers and collectors.

  

   Let me inspire you to find the  rug that will suit your home and bring you joy ! 

 I live in Cappadocia in central Turkey which is super famous as a tourist destination for for it's surreal fairy chimney landscapes,underground cities and cave dwellings I also manage a small boutique hotel and my partner Cemal organises Daytime and Sunset Horse Tours. I also believe in helping those less fortunate than ourselves so I am president of Helping Hands Turkey Charity

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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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