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Ephesus Handcrafts

Meryem Ana Yolu, Selcuk 35920, Turkey
+90 532 691 97 13
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Don't buy from them!

Bought a carpet from them in August 18, 2015, and still haven't received it! Arturo, has sent me a... read more

Reviewed 27 March 2016
Bansri T
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Nairobi
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I am really pleased

This place is great. Food they shared with us was So delicious. This really is the highlight of my... read more

Reviewed 8 February 2016
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"Nec Temere Nec Timide" (Neither rashly nor timidly) Ephesus Handcrafts school and carpet exchange point is a family establishment for generations. We are a locally operating craft learning school and a carpet exchange post.We work with the local people of Ephesus and nearby small villages. This is a family tradition to welcome everyone who walks into our spacious and well designed school-center. Once you walked in,You will be surrounded by the amazing variety of many different colors, yarns, fabrics and the sizes of the carpets.>> You could actually see the patient carpet weaving ladies little by little advancing on their rugs. In the mean time, You could also see the ancient and the only way of silk making process, as it was done centuries ago. As a part of the educational program for local and nearby villagers, we research and experiment the new color patterns with the old vegetable dyes.This is rarely seen tradition. If you are lucky that day, you could see this very interesting dyeing process in live. We are actually right there at Ephesus. No need to say how much we are proud of our famous collection of individually selected handmade rugs and kilims.Browsing through our collection is a challenging effort and you are welcome to do so.For those who might be interested in having our rugs or kilims for their home, we also have a precise and hassle free door to door shipping service for free of charge. An extra reminder for you taste buds; We always have a cup of Turkish coffee or a glassful of Apple tea ready in our kitchen and we would be delighted share with.
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  • Average2%
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  • Terrible11%
Mar 27, 2016
“Don't buy from them!”
Feb 7, 2016
“I am really pleased”
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Meryem Ana Yolu, Selcuk 35920, Turkey
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+90 532 691 97 13
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Reviewed 27 March 2016 via mobile

Bought a carpet from them in August 18, 2015, and still haven't received it! Arturo, has sent me a waybill which even he cannot trace! This place should be closed down! They haven't delivered the carpet nor will they refund money back! To make things...More

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Reviewed 8 February 2016 via mobile

This place is great. Food they shared with us was So delicious. This really is the highlight of my tour in Turkey. I am really impressed by the way this gentleman doing his business. And of course the business he does. Great carpets great people....More

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Reviewed 31 December 2015

I was on a tour with Road Scholar in Sept. 2015, with one stop being Ephesus Handcrafts in Turkey. There I purchased a beautiful carpet, which Arturo, the owner, delivered himself. He started out in New York, working his way to the west coast, where...More

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Reviewed 17 December 2015

We purchased a rug on the 27/9/15 and were promised delivery in 6-8 weeks. Numerous emails and calls have been unacknowledged. This leaves us wondering whether the carpet has actually been posted. We are getting really panicky as we are due to change place of...More

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Reviewed 10 December 2015 via mobile

Our tour guide brought us to this location under the premise it was a government funded program for abused and divorced women. It was my understand that they teach these women a trade and we could purchase their rugs. It was all a lie!! They...More

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jazzhearted, Owner at Ephesus Handcrafts, responded to this reviewResponded 12 December 2015

Dear Sir, thank you for your review. I am very sorry that you are disappointed and you are not happy with your purchase. You may be not knowing, but there is no such 'used rug" term. Because they are old rugs and handmade rugs are...More

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Reviewed 27 November 2015

I first time in my life which is full of shopping experiences, I met someone like these people that are nice and honest and good hearted. I shortly have say here the carpets I purchased arrived safe and perfectly ok. I do not understand the...More

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Reviewed 26 October 2015 via mobile

It is nearly 12 weeks now since we paid £375 for our rug, which was promised to be delivered to our UK home address in 8-10 weeks. However, nothing has arrived yet. Despite numerous emails sent to the company, there has been no reply from...More

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jazzhearted, Owner at Ephesus Handcrafts, responded to this reviewResponded 30 October 2015

Hello, I do not know who you are and where you live I have not seen a single e-mail from you in my inbox. Please identify yourself a bit more. So I could reach in to my reports and understand the situation. Not necessarily your...More

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Reviewed 20 October 2015

We went to Ephesus Handcrafts on a tour. The pressure to buy is very high at this shop is very high. We ended up purchasing 2 rugs. You are required to put your initials on the backs of the rugs to ensure you receive the...More

Thank D G
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jazzhearted, Owner at Ephesus Handcrafts, responded to this reviewResponded 21 October 2015

Hello, I am so sorry to hear that inconvenience. This is not really what happens in family establishment. It is so weird that the guy was so late although he had an appointment with you at 6 o'clock and after this he just fedexed your...More

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Reviewed 6 August 2015 via mobile

it was nice to have met you all guys and thanks a lot for your time during our visit to see your beautiful rugs

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Reviewed 12 July 2015

I visited Ephesus Handcrafts in May 2015 with a Road Scholar group -- only six of us, so very personal. The warm hospitality of Arturo and his wife was exemplary, and lunch in the garden was delicious. Afterwards, Arturo gave us a "show and tell"...More

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