Located in the Sultanahmet area, Nakkas Oriental Rugs and Textiles is one of the area’s most well-respected carpet sellers. What sets Nakkas apart is their massive collection of carpets, which spans a wide range of styles and designs to suit any taste and budget. They offer everything from opulent carpets fit for a king to simple but beautiful traditional kilims that are so affordably priced they make for a great gift. This massive store has different showrooms dedicated to various styles of carpets, both antique and contemporary.
Nakkas offers the biggest selection of traditional silk Hereke carpets that you will not find in any store, in traditional patterns as well as original yet classic designs. For collectors, they offer a wide range of antique carpets from Anatolia, Persia, and Central Asia. For buyers looking to decorate a more modern interior, Nakkas offers a very unique selection of contemporary designs.
Working with interior designers to catch the latest trends in color and style, they use those trends to design a select range of one-of-a kind carpets. Apart from fashionable patchwork carpets, they also offer carpets in ikat, suzani, and geometric patterns. Be sure not to miss the amazing sixth-century Byzantine cistern on which the store is built, a monument that has been carefully restored to serve as an exhibition space for Turkish artists.