Discussion in 'Turkey' started by advent2000, Jan 14, 2010.
what's your advise on purchasing expensive Turkish carpets and where to purchase them?
It is easy to get ripped-off by unscrupulous dealers, both in exclusive shops and bazaars, who will claim a rug is rare to inflate the price.
Whether you are in a Turkish market or fine shop, you should not purchase very expensive items like this unless you are assured of the integrity of the shop.
There are about 80 villages in and around Bergama (40 miles away from Izmir), where you can find wool carpets, and these villages are the best palces to get Turkish carpets.
Authentic Turkish rugs can be hard to find in Istanbul, simply because fakes, or low-quality rugs, are everywhere. However, at Punto rug shop, all rugs are authentic â€“ and authentically priced.
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