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Yakto Silk Handwoven Textiles and Pestemals

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Address: Mueyyedzade Mahallesi, Yuksek Kaldirim Caddesi, No:31 | Karakoy, Istanbul 34425, Turkey
Phone Number:
+90 212 243 4142
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours

YAKTO IPEK DOKUMA is named after Yakto village in Antioch (Antakya) in...

YAKTO IPEK DOKUMA is named after Yakto village in Antioch (Antakya) in Turkey that has been engaged in the art of silkworm breeding and silk weaving since late 1800s. We, BUYUKASIK Family members, have been maintaining and performing this handicraft in Yakto. Since early 2007, Mehmet BUYUKASIK has been selling handwoven silk products while demonstrating the production. In addition to silk products, you can also find other products such as traditional Anatolian patterns, cotton peshtemals, bed cover and sheets laboriously woven in Yakto. We would be delighted to have you visit our wholesale and retail sales shop on Galata Yuksek Kaldirim Street when you are in Istanbul.

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Hand woven garments

I often walked into this shop on may way to the Karaköy ferry station. Beautiful salesman who offers you tea with no pressure to buy anything. In saying that the store is full... read more

Reviewed 19 April 2016
Ross D
Istanbul, Turkey
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Istanbul, Turkey
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Reviewed 19 April 2016

I often walked into this shop on may way to the Karaköy ferry station. Beautiful salesman who offers you tea with no pressure to buy anything. In saying that the store is full of handmade silk, cotton and bamboo towels, shirts and bath robes. I love this shop and couldn't recommend it higher. I ended up buying more stuff then... More 

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Reviewed 16 August 2015 via mobile

I was impressed by the kindness that serve tea and Turkish Delight . Presented with the lovers gave each other a scarf .

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Reviewed 26 July 2015

Everything sold in this Galata shop is high-quality, handwoven by artisans in Southern Turkey. The blankets, towels and other textiles were not only reasonably priced (for the quality you get), but WAY softer and clearly of a better quality than ones we had found earlier in the Grand Bazaar and elsewhere in Galata and Sultanhamet--and we did a lot of... More 

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Reviewed 26 January 2015

We stumbled on this store by accident -- and ended up stopping by several times over the course of our visit. The owners are lovely (accommodating & not pushy at all) & the hand-woven textiles were the best we found in Istanbul. According to the owner, the textiles are all hand-woven as part of the family business which is located... More 

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Reviewed 25 July 2014

I am obsessed with Turkish textiles and was so happy when i stumbled into this small shop in Galeta at the foot of the Galeta Tower. I was drawn in by the working loom in the window. I had bought a pestemal in the Grand Bazaar for 20 Lira ($9) and was pleased with it till I saw the beautiful... More 

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