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Buying rugs in Turkey – Rah Rah “Kilims”

Perhaps you have been in Turkey as a tourist and visited rug shops to find a collectable rug to bring home as a souvenir. Most rug shops have a large inventory of both new Turkish pile rugs and flatweaves but a real collectable rug seems hard to find for the … read more

Miniature carpets

by Ludwina Akbulut It is not easy to write about myself, I am quite a ‘modest’ person but after request here we go… My name is Ludwina Akbulut-Van Oosterwyck, I was born in Belgium. Training: -Textile Institute for Decorative Art …Antwerp/Belgium 1983 – 1990 -Restoration and conservation of Pre-Industrial textiles…Ghent/Belgium … read more

Basic rules when buying a decorative carpet in Turkey

by Ludwina Akbulut I know people reading Jozan Magazine are mostly not ‘novices’ in carpets. But for those novices in search for some basic information I did put together a ‘first lesson: what to look for when buying a decorative carpet in Turkey’. To understand better first I briefly explain … read more

Carpet sale in Turkey

By Ludwina Akbulut Turkey is a beautiful country to visit. There are lots of ancient historical places, a big range of beautiful landscapes and much more. You can almost not avoid visiting a carpet shop and for a lot of tourists this is their first encounter with handmade carpets and … read more