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Address: Dr. Sevibek Sokak No 6 | Sultanahmet, Istanbul 34122 , Turkey
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1 Block up from the Sultanahmet tram stop turn left onto İşik Sokak and...

1 Block up from the Sultanahmet tram stop turn left onto İşik Sokak and walk short distance to Oto Park. Turn right onto Dr Şevkibey Sokak. Ikonium Studio is located halfway down the street on the right, across from the Golden Horn Hotel.

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Bought 3 felt rugs and a hat!

It was really a highlight of our trip to Istanbul to visit the studio of an UNESCO honored Turkish artist (Mehmet Girgic) and a noted American painter and felt maker (Theresa... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 18 October 2015
MaryLFloyd
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Union City, New Jersey, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2015

It was really a highlight of our trip to Istanbul to visit the studio of an UNESCO honored Turkish artist (Mehmet Girgic) and a noted American painter and felt maker (Theresa MayOBrien) right in the heart of Sultanahmet. Their rugs and clothing are unique, full of color and design. And it was nice to buy a rug without being assaulted... More 

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Bowie, Maryland, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 April 2014

Ikonium Studio, the workshop and shop of Mehmet Girgiç and Theresa-May O'Brien is a treasure trove of beautiful hand made felted pieces and other textile goodies. Mehmet is a UNESCO honored artist who has worked to revive and keep alive traditional Turkish felt making. Theresa-May is a textile artist from Massachusetts who now lives in Istanbul. While you can find... More 

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Gebze, Turkey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2012

We literally stumbled in to Ikonium while exploring Konya's old downtown. One of the owner-artists, Silvia Ines Garoselli, originally from Argentina, was warm and welcoming and an absolutely fascinating woman. Her husband, Mehmet Girgic, turns out to be (she didn't tell us this, we found out later) one of the last seven top felt masters in Turkey. She showed us... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2011

Nice to find some real artists in this tourist driven city. Great purses - all from fabric. Very talented individuals with a modern local flair.

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