How is the ordering procedure?
After entering your shipping and billing addresses, you will be taken to the shipping method page where you will see the shipping company and fee which is currently free and the delivery times. Please click on the "Continue" button to fill the order form where you input your credit card or PayPal data. Please click on the "Submit Your Order" button to complete your order. You will receive an automated mail informing you that we have received your order. We will update you with the shipping details in 1-3 business days.
How do I make payments?
We accept payment by Visa, Mastercard, AmEx, PayPal, Apple Pay, Alipay as well as any payment method linked to an Amazon account. We do not keep or even see your credit card data, because all info is transmitted in encrypted form from your screen directly to our payment processor Stripe or PayPal depending on your payment method. We also accept payments by check from U.S. bank or wire transfers to our Turkish bank account.
Can I return an order?
Customer satisfaction is our top priority. You may return any item to our return address in Istanbul, Turkey for refunding within a period of seven (7) days from the date of receipt. When returning the item, the customer is responsible with paying for shipping fee to Turkey and Turkish custom import tax fee. In addition, the shipping fee, from Turkey to the customer, cannot be refunded. Should there be any fundamental errors committed by us, such as delivery of a wrong or damaged item, etc., you be entitled to a full refund.
If you decide to return an item, please first send an e-mail to us at firstname.lastname@example.org and obtain return information. Items are to be returned in the same condition as sold with no damage or alterations.
We ship all packages fully insured against damage and loss. If your order shows damage when you receive the shipment, please open it in the presence of the delivery service personnel, or at least bring it to their attention when signing for the item. If possible, also please try to obtain a photograph of the damaged package. Contact us immediately and retain all packaging materials.
Can I return a custom rug?
We do not accept returns for custom rugs unless they are damaged during shipment. We charge 25% of the amount when we start the production and charge the rest after we send you a picture of the finished rug and have your approval. If you do not like the result, you may cancel your order at this point and we charge back to your credit card.
How do you handle shipping?
We currently ship free worldwide. Orders are generally shipped in 1-3 business days. We ship via FedEx, UPS and DHL. Deliveries are usually made in 3-5 business days to all locations in the U.S. and Europe, and 5-7 business days to Australia, New Zealand and most of Asia, Latin America and Africa. Please let us know if you want to upgrade to 2-3 days express delivery. All items are fully insured against damage and loss. Please be informed that we cannot ship to P.O. Box addresses.
How are the shipping prices determined?
Shipping fees are determined due to weight of the item. Since we have special agreements with shipping companies, our shipping fees are not expensive.
How often do you update your rug galleries?
It varies greatly but mostly every week.
Are your rugs fair trade and free of child labor?
Our major inventory consists of semi-antique or antique Anatolian rugs. Unlike oriental rugs, kilim rugs and other flatweaves of this region were mostly produced for personal use by tribal people or villagers. There never was large scale commercial production for these items and we also believe this makes them more appealing and authentic. We also sell new kilim rugs woven by Anotalian women. Fortunately, exploitive and forced practices involving children is nonexistent in Turkish rug industry in contrast with countries like China, Pakistan, or India, where fair labor practices can not be guaranteed. We know of no large scale workshops in Turkey for handmade rug or kilim production. This is also mainly why Turkish rugs are usually of higher quality. Turkey has a hard time competing with the extremely low labor costs of India and Pakistan so the producers and weavers concentrate more on quality in order to be able to justify their relatively higher costs of production. For example our highest quality new kilims are produced in villages of western Turkey using traditional methods by mostly adult women in their homes. They are able to attend family matters and weave at their own pace.