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Tribal Collections Nomadic Rugs and Textiles

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Address: Orta Mahallesi, Kose Cikmazi No: 1, Goreme 50180, Turkey
Phone Number: +90 384 271 2760
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09:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 22:00
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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Ruth Lockwood is a well-respected oriental carpet dealer and the owner of...

Ruth Lockwood is a well-respected oriental carpet dealer and the owner of Tribal Collections - a beautiful oriental carpet gallery with a long-established reputation for both integrity and quality. Originally from New Zealand, Ruth was one of the first women and foreign oriental carpet dealers in Turkey,and now with nearly 3 decades of expertise her gallery is a leading choice for those looking to learn, or to acquire, a beautiful hand-woven rug, flat-woven kilim or symbolic tribal weaving. Ruth can help you navigate the myriad of stunning styles, intricate designs and rich colour palettes to find the unique rug that best expresses your individual asthetic. She lectures, researches, provides expert carpet educationals and is known as a honest professional voice in the sometimes bewildering world of oriental carpets. Tribal Collections has recently relocated to a new space in a traditionally-restored cave house, in the fascinating village of Goreme, Cappadocia - the heart of traditional Turkish weaving.Ruth purchases at source ensuring that her rugs reflect the unique history and traditions, art and expression of the individual weavers.Her passion for oriental carpets and textiles means that every carpet purchased by you at Tribal Collections will be a symbol of lasting value and enduring beauty. I know what it feels like to be a tourist traveling through the sometimes-bewildering world of Turkish carpet shops,with their bewildering array of designs, sizes and prices, so I love to share my knowledge and help all my clients find that special carpet that is 'just right' for them and their budget.You are welcome to spend time with me at my gallery, to browse and enjoy, or to learn more about the techniques, motifs, dyes and traditions that make each carpet and kilim a unique and individual work of art. To make you feel more comfortable I have a wide-open door policy and fixed prices: making it easy for you to compare, contrast and discover I look forward to you visiting me at Tribal Collections !

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Knowledgeable, honest, warm, welcoming

I met Ruth on my visit to Kapadokya through a mutual friend and found her to be very well-informed and knowledgeable about her job and passion. She has been in the carpet business... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
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Istanbul, Turkey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I met Ruth on my visit to Kapadokya through a mutual friend and found her to be very well-informed and knowledgeable about her job and passion. She has been in the carpet business for decades and truly loves sharing her knowledge about the carpet making process, which can be described as art. She humanizes the art, telling stories of the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I toured Turkey in October 2016. At the beginning of our tour, we mentioned to our guide that we were interested in buying a Turkish rug. Of course she knew of a place!!! We met Ruth on our stop in Goreme and we were wowed. Ruth is a gentle soul who educated us on the art of... More 

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rlockwood, Owner at Tribal Collections Nomadic Rugs and Textiles, responded to this review

Thank you so much -I am so happy with your review and so appreciative of your kind words. I love that you attached photos and am so pleased to see it looking so lovely in your home . I hope it will always be a wonderful reminder of your visit to us and your trip to Turkey. Hope to see... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

To enter Ruth's Tribal Collections was an experience of colour, texture, culture and history. A wonderful afternoon was spent drinking Turkish tea and being shown one beautiful rug after another with each rugs personal story being described with knowledge and passion by Ruth. At no time was there any pressure to buy. To our unexpected joy we found the rugs... More 

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rlockwood, Owner at Tribal Collections Nomadic Rugs and Textiles, responded to this review

Dear Jenny and Peter Thank you so much for your wonderful review - I was so thrilled with your comments and delighted that you enjoyed your time with me and at the shop . If you are ever back in Turkey I would love to see you both Warmest Wishes Ruth More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I spent a wonderful afternoon learning about carpets, drinking tea, and not feeling pressured to buy anything. A very enjoyable experience. Of course I did buy a carpet and I would do so again. The choice in styles, country of origin, sizes, ages, and price ranges was incredible and the prices are excellent. Ruth knows her stuff and is more... More 

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rlockwood, Owner at Tribal Collections Nomadic Rugs and Textiles, responded to this review

hi Tim Thank you so much for such a wonderful review . Your kind words are very much appreciated and I hope we see you again one day in Cappadocia Best Wishes Ruth More 

Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What a wonderful experience we had when Ruth explained about all the different Carpets that were available. Her own love of Turkey & Carpets was on full display in her features as she explained the different patterns, threads & lifestyles of her suppliers. It is a must do when you get to Cappadocia.

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rlockwood, Owner at Tribal Collections Nomadic Rugs and Textiles, responded to this review

Thank you so very much for your kind review . Your comments are very much appreciated and I am so happy you enjoyed your experience at our shop . I hope we see you again in Cappadocia Warm Wishes Ruth More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Ruth Lockwood is an expert on the history of Tribal and Nomadic carpets of Anatolia. She will tell you the history through the carpets she shows you. There is no pressure to buy, though you will fall in love with many of the items she brings out. Turkish tea, coffee, and other tidbits will be offered as a point of... More 

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rlockwood, Owner at Tribal Collections Nomadic Rugs and Textiles, responded to this review

Thank you so much for you very kind review . I am so happ you enjoyed your time with us in the shop and I hope that when you are next in Cappadocia you will call in again . You are always welcome :) Warm wishes Ruth More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We'd like to thank Ruth and her team for a very descriptive and enjoyable journey through the history and weaving of an extremely wide range of handmade carpets from Turkey, Iran, Iraq and Syria. From simple to complex; from cheap to expensive and the pros and cons of each. Just couldn't resist buying one.

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rlockwood, Owner at Tribal Collections Nomadic Rugs and Textiles, responded to this review

I was delighted by your review and would like to thank you for kind words - it means alot to us to see what our customers loved about their experience We would be delighted to see you if you are in Cappadocia in the future Warm Regards Ruth More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2016

We had such a wonderful time in Turkey but it would be hard to find a more fascinating region than that of Cappadocia. While in Goreme our guide suggested a visit to Tribal Collections and even though I never thought that a 'Turkish Rug' was on my shopping list I was completely overawed by the experience we enjoyed with Ruth.... More 

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rlockwood, Owner at Tribal Collections Nomadic Rugs and Textiles, responded to this review

Hi I am absolutely thrilled with your great review of Tribal Collections and so happy that you enjoyed your visit.!wonderful comments like yours is why I enjoy my job so much :) I am thrilled you are delighted with your carpet and I hope it looks spectacular in the new house Warm Wishes to you both Ruth More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 June 2016

I have travelled Turkey for many years, and Cappadocia is always on my itinerary.....as is Trbal Collections. This amazing shop is la magical museum of carpets and other antiques and treasures,,.....it always provides me with deep appreciation for the treasures plus the opportunity to happily take home another constant reminder of this unbelievable region. Ruth is simply amazing. Her knowledge... More 

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rlockwood, Owner at Tribal Collections Nomadic Rugs and Textiles, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind and generous words . I can think of nothing that makes me happier than enjoying the shop and my carpets together with you.You hold such a special place in my heart and I am always thrilled to think that you have some of my carpets to remind you of us when you are back in... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 May 2016 via mobile

When I sit in my living room all my memories of Göreme comes back. All that warmth and beauty of the culture of this people has now become a part of my home. This beautiful artistic piece of rug brings back all the warmth that city enjoys. I loved looking through the exquisite collection of tribal touch. And most of... More 

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rlockwood, Owner at Tribal Collections Nomadic Rugs and Textiles, responded to this review

Thank you so much for such a lovely review and so happy you enjoyed your visit with us and you are enjoying your beautiful carpet . I know it will always be a wonderful memory of your time here in Turkey :) Many thanks again Ruth More 

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