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Tribal Collections Nomadic Rugs and Textiles

Orta Mahallesi, Kose Cikmazi No: 1, Goreme 50180, Turkey
+90 384 271 2760
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Fantastic Experience

Carpets arrived today and we are absolutely thrilled! Visited Ruth on our recent trip to... read more

Reviewed today
Jack W
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Must visit in Goreme

I had no intention of buying carpets on my trip to turkey, until I walked into Tribal Collections... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Gayle W
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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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Orta Mahallesi, Kose Cikmazi No: 1, Goreme 50180, Turkey
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Reviewed today

Carpets arrived today and we are absolutely thrilled! Visited Ruth on our recent trip to Cappadocia and must say it was the highlight of our trip. I purchased a number of fantastic original carpets as well as one new carpet, some for myself and some...More

Thank Jack W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I had no intention of buying carpets on my trip to turkey, until I walked into Tribal Collections and met Ruth. After visiting some other shops and feeling pressured to buy and uncertain about the authenticity of their stock, Ruth's honesty and warmth made me...More

Thank Gayle W
rlockwood, Owner at Tribal Collections Nomadic Rugs and Textiles, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

You are a star Gayle ! Thank you so much for your wonderful review. It has been such a highlight for me meeting you and spending many wonderful hours together and of course I am immensely touched by the beautiful portrait that you did of...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

walked in with no desire to buy a carpet...walked out with a lot of knowledge and a carpet I adore... Ruth was very pleasant to listen to, took the time to explain differences in each piece and the pros and cons of carpet sellers.. she...More

Thank GolightlyMoad
rlockwood, Owner at Tribal Collections Nomadic Rugs and Textiles, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

What a lovely review ! Thank you so much taking the time to review my shop and I appreciate your kind words. It delights me that you are so happy with your purchase - its a beautiful carpet and I am sure it will look...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Having dealt with the attempts of the many rug shop owners around Turkey, I was happily surprised at the time we spent with Ruth in her shop. Not only did she show us several different types of rugs, she talked us through what we should...More

Thank Simon C
rlockwood, Owner at Tribal Collections Nomadic Rugs and Textiles, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Many thanks for your lovely review Simon . Your kind words are very much appreciated and I am delighted you enjoyed your time at the shop . Any time you are back in Turkey please call in as it would be a pleasure to see...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I received my package from Tribal Collections today. The cushion covers and kilim are even more gorgeous than they looked in the photos that Ruth sent me via the internet. She was so helpful, suggesting many options for me to consider. Didn't take long for...More

Thank SueDoumbos
rlockwood, Owner at Tribal Collections Nomadic Rugs and Textiles, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks so very much for your review Sue !I appreciate very much your kind words. I have to say it was a lot of fun to work together with you to find what would work well with your beautiful home and I am delighted that...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I am not a tourist that just dropped in to Ruth's shop on a once-in-a-lifetime getaway to Turkey. I live here. I have a regular carpet guy in Ankara. I have been to the carpet shops in the Grand Bazaar in Istanbul. Ruth's was the...More

Thank Jay_P_Fam
rlockwood, Owner at Tribal Collections Nomadic Rugs and Textiles, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Wow wow wow ! Thank you so much . That really is the most stunning review and really made my day .. it was great meeting you and I am so happy you enjoyed your time at the shop and only wish we had met...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I first visited Ruth at Tribal Collections 6 years ago and bought two beautiful kilims that I love and to this day remind me of my visit and the wonderful experiences I had in Cappadocia. When I mentioned to a friend that I was visiting...More

Thank 1woolly1
rlockwood, Owner at Tribal Collections Nomadic Rugs and Textiles, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you so very very much for your wonderful review . It was such a pleasure having you visit the shop again and helping you shop for your friend . I am delighted that she is happy with her 'online assisted 'purchases and it was...More

Reviewed 16 June 2017

I visited Ruth's shop on my return trip to Goreme in May 2017. As per my previous visit Ruth was extremely professional and knowledgeable again. I like her calm and easy going nature whilst not giving you the "hard sell" on carpets. She will say...More

Thank Kerrie L
rlockwood, Owner at Tribal Collections Nomadic Rugs and Textiles, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

I am so sorry Kerrie - I thought I had responded to your wonderful review 1 It was wonderful seeing you again and I am so happy we found the carpets that you wanted and needed for your space . I love the photo of...More

Reviewed 1 June 2017

I visited Ruth's shop during my recent trip to Cappadocia in May 2017. Fantastic collection and a great experience. Ruth really knows her stuff that's for sure! I bought a fantastic treasure that I can't wait to put on my floor at home, together with...More

Thank Donseedoya
rlockwood, Owner at Tribal Collections Nomadic Rugs and Textiles, responded to this reviewResponded 7 June 2017

Thank you so very much for your kind and complimentary review . It's so very much appreciated I am delighted you were happy with your purchase and the time you spent at the shop . It was a pleasure having you visit and if you...More

Reviewed 11 May 2017

I went to visit Ruth's shop with my daughter and her family on our recent trip to Cappadocia. My daughter had met Ruth previously at an event in Istanbul and wanted to go for a visit while in the area. Although it was her day...More

Thank uschoenauer
rlockwood, Owner at Tribal Collections Nomadic Rugs and Textiles, responded to this reviewResponded 16 May 2017

This is such a wonderful review Ursula and it was such a pleasure meeting you and your daughter and spending time together.I am thrilled we found such a special carpet for you and I hope it will always be a wonderful memory of your time...More

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Farah T
10 April 2017|
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Response from rlockwood | Property representative |
Hi Farah, How lovely to hear from you and thanks for your lovely words.You know we would love to see you again anytime .You are always very welcome :)
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greddy114
27 September 2015|
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Response from rlockwood | Property representative |
I am so sorry but I am a rug shop not a travel agency so I am unable to arrange any of your travel requirements
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mohammad a
7 May 2015|
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Response from rlockwood | Property representative |
Hi , we have a huge price range and a comprehensive selection that starts at $100 and goes up past 15,000$.All costs depend on the quality, age , origin and rareity of each individual rug . Please feel free to call in and... More
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