Turkish kilim rugs are among the most sought after souvenir items from Istanbul. These beautifully designed rugs can be hung on the wall or used for its original function.
The best, and more expensive, kilim rugs are the hand-woven pieces that often tell a story. Some carpet sellers can interpret the symbols on the rug for you. Machine produced rugs are also widely available at lesser prices. Check the quality of your wanted item and always haggle to get a better price.
If your luggage has limited space, you can opt for the cushion covers. These less bulky beauties can add color to your living room.
Best gifts for: Wife, mother, grandmother, boss
Portable level: Easy to hard to manage
Price range: From TRY1042 (US$300) for a rug and TRY173 (US$50) for a cushion or pillow cover
Where to buy
– Grand Bazaar