Oversize Carpets

Oversize Carpets

Our Oversize collection includes variety of designs, quality.The carpets, because they are handmade, may show minor differences in dimension. .

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Antique Carpets Kilims

Antique Carpets Kilims

Antique Turkish

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Made-to- Order

Made-to- Order

We can make carpet, kilim and patchworks in a variety of designs, colors and quality.

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About Us

Etrim Weavers Assocation, is one of the leading retailers of hand knotted and flat woven Turkish rugs and kilims. Founded in 1980 by Mehmet Basol, this Bodrum based assocation, offers a wide selection of handmade products from all around Turkey. By establishing a direct link with the weavers, Etrim Weavers Assocation does away with the middleman, allowing the artisans to earn what’s rightfully theirs. Being dedicated to customer satisfaction, the assocation intends not only to please their guests, but also to protect and spread the heritage of weaving by creating concrete connections with their visitors from all around the world.

 

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History of Rugs

Carpets, whether knotted or flat woven  are among the best known art forms produced by the Turks from time immemorial. There are environmental, sociological, economic, and religious reasons for the widespread art of carpet weaving among the Turkish people from Central Asia to Turkey. The Turkish carpets have colors, motifs, and patterns. No two carpets are the same; each one is a new creation. Traditionally unknown women have woven the carpets; this is one art form that is rarely appreciated as being the work of a known or a specific artist. Turkish carpets are among the most sought after household items all over the world. Their colors, tones, and patterns with traditional motifs have contributed to the status that Turkish carpets have maintained since the 13th century. Marco Polo, who traveled through Anatolia in the late 13th century, commented on the beauty and artistry of the carpets. Turkish carpets in the 15th and 16th centuries are known through European paintings. For example, in the works of Lotto (15th century Italian painter) and Hans Holbein the Younger, Turkish carpets are seen under the feet of the Virgin Mary, or in secular paintings, on tablesThese colourful and often very beautiful carpets differ from other oriental carpets by being the only ones in the world knotted with double knots. Techniqually this means that each knot itself is secured twice around the transverse threads. Turkish carpets are therefore said to last longer than other handmade carpets.Good quality handmade Rugs are still made. View More


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ETRİM VİLLAGE TRAVEL PROGRAM.

  • Welcome at the Village Coffee Shop
  • Visit to the Village Mosque
  • Visit the 300 years old house as well as the old house still habited
  • Learn the customs and habits of the villagers by experiencing them
  • Observe step by step how carpets are woven, visit carpet weaving centers to be able to touch and take pictures of rugs that can endure for centuries to become antique items.
  • Lunch or dinner (depending on the tour’s arrival time) to taste the cultural food
  • Introduction to Rugs and Kilims
  • Visit an olive oil producing factory and experince how oil is extracted from olives.

Note: For tours that will be visiting a short time, local pancake (köy böreği) may be offered depending on request.

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