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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
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
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
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.
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
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
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
nightlife in close proximity. In striking contrast, Beyoglu’s less trafficked areas – such as the affluent Cihangir and the antiques district of Cukurcuma – exude Old World charm and provide contemplative calm and splendid diversion via an assortment of cozy cafes, attractive boutiques, and quiet lanes.