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Yakto Silk Handwoven Textiles and Pestemals

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Must visit when in İstanbul

When you visit İstanbul, you have to visit the Galata Tower. And when you visit Galata, 2-mins away... read more

Reviewed 31 August 2018
Campbell, California
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Great shop

I look for a local weaving in every country I go to. This place really stood out from all the... read more

Reviewed 30 December 2017
Viktorija M
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YAKTO IPEK DOKUMA is named after Yakto village in Antioch (Antakya) in Turkey that has been engaged in the art of silkworm breeding and silk weaving since late 1800s. We, BUYUKASIK Family members, have been maintaining and performing this handicraft...more
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Mueyyedzade Mahallesi, Yuksek Kaldirim Caddesi, No:31 | Karakoy, Istanbul 34425, Turkey
+90 212 243 41 42
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Reviewed 31 August 2018 via mobile

When you visit İstanbul, you have to visit the Galata Tower. And when you visit Galata, 2-mins away there is Yakto with amazing hand made towels, scarfs and more with cotton, linen and pure silk. Small store with a big heart: five generations of family...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 30 December 2017 via mobile

I look for a local weaving in every country I go to. This place really stood out from all the machine made stuff (likely made in China) sold in Grand Bazaar and / or standard souvenir shops. This is a family run business with a...More

Date of experience: December 2017
1  Thank Viktorija M
Reviewed 19 April 2016

I often walked into this shop on may way to the Karaköy ferry station. Beautiful salesman who offers you tea with no pressure to buy anything. In saying that the store is full of handmade silk, cotton and bamboo towels, shirts and bath robes. I...More

Date of experience: April 2016
Thank Ross D
Reviewed 16 August 2015 via mobile

I was impressed by the kindness that serve tea and Turkish Delight . Presented with the lovers gave each other a scarf .

Date of experience: August 2015
Thank 가연 유
Reviewed 26 July 2015

Everything sold in this Galata shop is high-quality, handwoven by artisans in Southern Turkey. The blankets, towels and other textiles were not only reasonably priced (for the quality you get), but WAY softer and clearly of a better quality than ones we had found earlier...More

Date of experience: July 2015
Thank XenMo
Reviewed 27 January 2015

We stumbled on this store by accident -- and ended up stopping by several times over the course of our visit. The owners are lovely (accommodating & not pushy at all) & the hand-woven textiles were the best we found in Istanbul. According to the...More

Date of experience: November 2014
3  Thank annepnyc
Reviewed 25 July 2014

I am obsessed with Turkish textiles and was so happy when i stumbled into this small shop in Galeta at the foot of the Galeta Tower. I was drawn in by the working loom in the window. I had bought a pestemal in the Grand...More

Date of experience: July 2014
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Istanbul’s most famous street, pedestrianized Istiklal
Caddesi (Independence Avenue), throbs day and night
and offers a fantastic array of architectural sights,
shops, treats, and throngs upon teeming throngs of
people. At the avenue’s northeastern end is expansive
Taksim Square, thought by many to be the very heart of
the city, with many of Turkey’s most renowned
restaurants and some of Europe’s most happening
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