following customers have kindly allowed us to use their names
and their comments about the quality of our carpets and the
service we provided through our web site.
We have been purchasing
carpets and kilims from Huseyin and Harem Carpets since 1998
both in the shop and online. We have never been disappointed.
Whenever we are in Istanbul, lingering in his shop is a pleasant
experience. It is breathtaking to see the profusion of quality
pieces both large and small; we have never left without at
least one--and usually more--to take home. Buying online has
been equally satisfying. So whenever we find another place
on the floor or the wall for yet one more, Huseyin has always
sent photos of pieces which fit our needs. His service is
first rate, his prices are more than fair, the quality of
his stock is first rate, and shipping is fast, arriving usually
in a week or less. Check his prices with any of those hundreds
of carpet sellers in the city and you will be pleasantly surprised.
Just say NO to them and visit Harem Carpets instead. We will
be back to shop again with Huseyin and Harem Carpets.
Phil and Kathy in San Antonio, Texas.
We have known
Huseyin and his company Harem 47-49 for 3 years both as a customer
and personal friend. We have purchased 16 of our 18 carpets
from Harem 49. This was done only after shopping at several
different carpet shops throughout Turkey and more specifically
Istanbul. This fact in itself tells you that Harem 49 is the
best for us. We recommend Harem 49 without reservation to all
Enjoy the warm hospitality at Harem 49. Your home away from
Dr. Bernie and Rose Brunner Calgary, Alberta Canada
"I have traveled
to Turkey many times and whenever I am in Istanbul I visit the
Harem 49 Carpet and Kilm Shop. Huseyin and his staff are always
gracious and offer beautiful carpets and kilms at very fair
and reasonable prices. Many of my friends have worked with Huseyin
and Mustafa and always find the experience to be wonderful."
On June 3rd a friend of mine, Molly Howes, will be visiting
Istanbul. I have asked her to stop by your shop and say "hi"
for me. Molly is a Psychologist from Boston. In spite of her
similar last name, we are not related. We met at a professional
conference 3 years ago. You will enjoy meeting Molly and her
friends, and I know that she will enjoy meeting you.
Take care and I hope that business is good
We think your website is great. I will have anther look at it
after I send this and see whether I can think of something you
might be able to add or perhaps make more clear. I am also writing
to tell you about two friends of mine Ken and Trish Webb who
will be in Istanbul about the middle of July. I told them all
about you and suggested that if they were thinking of buying
a carpet, I could not think of anyone better to see than yourself!
I also have some other news, I will be signing, at long last,
the contract for my book about India,tomorrow. I guess that
it will be published about November and you can be sure that
I will send you a copy. And also......we are thinking of making
a trip back to Europe in 2004. It sounds a long way off but
it is amazing how quickly the years go. I hope we may be able
to come and say hello at that time. Well, that is all for now
My very best wishes Linda De Vel
Nice shop! Nice people! When in Istanbul my wife and I allways
drop in for a talk, a cup of tea or a purchase in HAREM 49.
Kind regards Jorgen Lind
in Istanbul for 5 years, working as teachers in Uskudar, and
over the years we purchased over 15 pieces, from a few harikes,
to kilims and pillow covers, we love everything we purchased.
Prices were reasonable and we love the service. Huseyin became
a good friend to us, and still is to this day. We were thrilled
when he made the trip all the way to California to see us get
married after we left Turkey in 1999. Thanks Huseyin for everything...everytime
we look at our carpets, we think of you and Harem Carpet shop.
Sincerely, Paddy and John Boyt, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA
site at Harem49 is useful and helpful. Huseyin shows many
fine pieces and cheerfully helped me find an unusual green
carpet in just the right size. The price was fair and shipment
prompt. Although I cannot be in Istanbul as often as I would
like, I feel as though I am there whenever I deal with Harem49
and Huseyin Palioglu. He and his staff are courteous and professional,
and I would have no hesitation in shopping with him again
on the web.
Phil H. in Texas, USA
an excellent experience visiting Huseyin's carpet stores while
in Istanbul. Huseyin spent time educating us on the different
carpets, sumacs and kilims. We felt that his carpets were
of very good quality and priced low enough that we were able
to buy two. We were so pleased with Huseyin and his employees
that we have recommended Harem 49 to our friends here in the
United States. And, because of the trust we have in Huseyin,
we plan to buy additional carpets in the future."
Dennis and Bobbie Simmerman
Thanks very much for your e-mail. We think the web-site works
very well and have suggested to friends that they use it when
looking for carpets. We very much enjoy the kilims we purchased
from you. We don't really need more at this point but we could,
I suppose, always be tempted by something extra special.
I trust that spring has arrived in Istanbul and that all is
well with you.
Very best wishes, Hugh Brewster Canada
Please consider the Yahyali, #280, and the Baluch runner, #138
sold. I will not be able to do the wire transfer until Thurday
May 16th, as I am working during banking hours until then. Thank
you for your help.
My input concerning your website and dedication to customer
service is that both are first class. A level of service that
has left the U.S. along time ago. Also your prices represent
about a 50 to 75% discount over carpet prices here, even when
the carpets are at a close out price here.
An item that maybe you could possibly add to your website is
information about the origin of particular carpet types and
what these areas are known for in the world of carpets. Or just
a reference to a good book on these art works. Informed customers
will more fully appreciate your carpets and your service. I
can recognize a difference between the carpets, but I would
love to learn more. Also information on whether the carpet is
signed or unsigned. Some of the carpets we have seen in the
I would be happy to place an add for your website in the Denver
Post classified adds.
You could also use my e-mail address or phone number in the
US to get the ball rolling. I think your light is under the
bushell basket as the saying goes.
That's all I can think of for now. But I know there is a market
for your art works. Why own just a rug when you can own a work
of art. Maybe that can be your motto, ha!
Sincerely, Don Hoffman - Denver, Colorado
I have been
visiting Harem 49 for about 4 years. Of course the carpets are
beautiful. But what makes Harem 49 different is that you can
stop and look at the carpets displayed outside without being
dragged into the shop. No one follows you down the street trying
to get your business. This makes me feel comfortable. I've bought
about 12 carpets here.