Hours of Operation - 2018
Don't forget that you can shop with us 24/7 through our on-line sales site @ www.alaturcaonline.com.au Just click on the link to the right
Tues to Sat (inclusive) 10 am to 5 pm
Closed Sun and Mon and Public Holidays
Should you require assistance outside these hours, please call 0408 055 093 and we will be happy to assist you.
IT'S GETTING CLOSE TO TRAVEL TIME!!!
Not that we are too excited, but we just wanted to let you know that our retail shop and the websites will be closed during most of March so,if you have any special needs or requests please drop in before this time to organize or discuss.
We Have Expanded
Alaturca Collections is proud to announce the opening of a second Retail Shop @ Greensborough Plaza, 25 Main Street, Greensborough, VIC 3088
You can find us on Level 3 between Dotti and Sportsgirl. Lots of new gift and home-ware products not stocked in our main shop. Great Prices for Christmas Gifts
Turkish Iznik Tiles
We have just received our new shipment of Turkish Iznik Tiles. Many new designs. Our customer from NSW wasted no time in decorating his home with these beautiful products
Turkey Means Turquoise
Our 2017-2018 range of Mosaic Table Lamps, Bedside Lamps, Floor Lamp Sets, Hanging Pendants and Hanging Chandeliers is now available in store. 100s of new designs and colours and all certified to meet Aus/NZ Electrical Safety Standards.
The Latest in Home Decoration - Vintage Over-Dyed Carpets
We don’t know exactly who first thought of distressing rather than discarding Vintage Turkish and Persian carpets by “colour reforming” or over-dying, but we do know he was Turkish and we think he was a genius! Contemporary home decorating trends show a move away from the strong, often dark, colours typical of most Oriental carpets, yet the beauty of the designs still appeals. On our travels throughout Turkey seeking treasures from the past, suitable quality Vintage carpets are carefully selected as only high quality, 100% wool, hand knotted carpets will successfully survive the over-dying process and live well into the future. The pile is sheared, original colours are “bleached”, faded or removed and, after fastidious washing, the carpet is then re-dyed in a single-colour dye bath. The result is a piece which exhibits many different shades and hues of the main colour through which the original traditional and intricate design elements gently peek from their nomadic past to their bright, new future. Overdye? Overjoy!
Turkish Iznik Tiles - From Kutahya to a Torquay Kitchen
Thanks to Meredith who has sent us these images of our Turkish Tiles in pride of place in her newly-renovated Kitchen.
Turkish Iznik Tiles - More Applications
How better to welcome people into your home? We have to thank a very valued customer, Carmel from Euroa in Rural Victoria, for these photographs of our product in place.
Santa has already delivered to Alaturca Collections
We've opened our parcels, ready for you to put in yours!
Ideas for Christmas Gifts?
What about a decorative and functional gift - Classic Iznik Ottoman Art Design 3 Piece Bowl Sets? Available @ 396 Queens Parade, Fitzroy North, Victoria, 3068.
Phone Orders: 03 9486 6664 / 0408 055 093
Turkish Iznik Ottoman Design Wall Tile Panel Set
Our range of Wall Panel Sets is proving to be very popular. This is a 24 Piece Set (100 cm x 60 cm) which is now on its' way to a new home in South Australia.
Spring has Sprung! There is no better time to have your hand-made carpets and kilims professionally washed and air dried.
Alaturca Collections can arrange to have your beautiful hand-made carpets and kilims professionally hand-washed according to traditional methods. The service includes
• Careful inspection of the materials used to construct the carpet and identification of the nature of any stains.
• Removal of soil, dust and any other loose particles prior to washing.
• Hand washing using gentle, specialised detergents.
• Spin drying in specialised equipment which removes 90% of moisture immediately.
• Air drying to ensure 100% of moisture is removed.
• Pre delivery grooming and deodorising of your carpet to return original softness and shine.
Simply drop your carpets into our shop (396 Queens Parade, North Fitzroy, Victoria 3068) or call 03 9486 6664 for more information
Iznik Tiles are Back in Stock - Available from August 2016
Named after the town of Iznik, located in the Bursa Province of North West Turkey and on the banks of the Iznik Lake, these tiles replicate the traditional artistic designs produced for centuries in this region. With a rich cultural history spanning Roman, Byzantine, Seljuk and Ottoman periods, local archaeological sites have provided important information about the historical, cultural and artistic heritage of traditional Iznik ceramic design and handicraft. Nearly non-existent between the early 18th century latter 19th centuries, there has been a revival of tile and ceramic production, primarily in Kutahya, Turkey. We are pleased to be able to offer, for your consideration, a wide range of Iznik Design Tiles which have been screen-printed in Kutahya, Turkey
Our Ship Has Finally Come In!!
We are so excited to be unpacking a container load of carpets, kilims, ceramics and lights. Here is a sneak preview of some of our new stock. Please also check out the "What's New" tab for some of our new carpets and kilims.
At Alaturca Collections Nothing is Impossible.
Special commissions? One-off requests? Sourcing the unique? Can't find what you want? Let us see if we can assist you.
Recently, a customer saw a Ceramic Tile Panel on the wall of a Mosque in Istanbul and really wanted one for her home in NSW, Australia. Unable to buy one during her travels in Turkey, she contacted us upon her return to see if we could assist her in her quest. With the assistance of our good friends and colleagues at Heritage Nomadic Art Gallery, Istanbul, we arranged to have a copy hand-made and hand-painted in Kutahya. The result, this beautiful 8 tile panel framed in Walnut, is now on its' way from Istanbul to New South Wales and the customer couldn't be happier.
JUNE is "MAKE AN OFFER" Month
With a new consignment of Turkish Vintage and Contemporary Carpets and Kilims due to arrive in June, we are needing to clear some of our current stock to accommodate the new pieces. Therefore, and just in time for winter, we are offering great savings on our current stock. We invite you to "make us an offer" on the carpet or kilim of your choice and, if the offer covers our costs, then the item is yours. This offer applies only to carpet and kilim stock (not ceramic, pestemal, textile, kilim cushions and mosaic light stock) and is available throughout the collection. However, our ability to accept your offer may vary depending on the individual rug selected.
What's New in June 2016?
Please have a look at the What's New section of our website. We are beginning to unpack and upload the 2016 additions to our Rug Collection - beautiful hand-made Vintage Nomadic and Contemporary Production Carpets and Kilims from throughout Turkey and further East. The first carpets and kilims to be unpacked are quite varied, with sizes, styles and prices to suit everyone. Lots more to come! We believe that our carefully curated collection of quality aged, vintage and antique Kilims is one of the best in Australia.
Just returned from a fabulous trip to Turkey. We are so pleased with the treasures we picked up during our travels from Istanbul to Cappadocia then on to the Black Sea via Amasya, Sinop and Safranbolu. A new selection of exquisite Vintage Kilims and Carpets as well as Ceramics, Textiles and Jewellery will be available in our retail store in about 8 weeks "when the boat comes in". Below is a sneak preview of some of the beautiful Kayseri and Turkoman carpets we sourced in Cappadocia - Photos taken "in situ" at Cappadocia Stone Palace, Goreme, Turkey - the only place to stay when in Goreme. Thanks, Isa and Family
AND..... Vintage Kilims from Heritage Nomadic Art Gallery, Sultanahmet, Istanbul - the only place to shop when in Istanbul. Thanks Ugur and Hasan
"Karsilama" - A Turkish Welcome in Wodonga
Last month we were delighted to assist with the decoration of a newly refurbished 2 bedroom B&B - Karsilama, Huon Creek Road, Wodonga (bookings through STAYZ website). The brief was to provide Turkish Ottoman Style Mosaic Lights, Suzani Cushions and Wall Hangings, Iznik Classic Design Hand-painted Ceramics, Turkish Hand-made Carpets, Turkish Textiles and Ornaments to decorate this stylish rural retreat. Below are some images of our product perfectly complimenting the Turkish themed decore design. Simply Stylish.
It's Time to Travel to Turkey !
Due to overseas travel and buying commitments (not to mention seeing all of our valued friends and business colleagues) we wish to give advance notice that we will be closed for business from Tuesday 08 March to Tuesday 29 March inclusive, reopening Wednesday 30 March @ 10.00 am.
It's a Treasure Trove of Turkish Towels
We have just unpacked our latest shipment of Turkish Hammam Towels (Pestemal) and Bathrobes, hot off the looms and in the latest colours and designs. Hand-Loomed in Turkey with 100% organic Turkish Cotton, Cotton and Bamboo blends or 100% Bamboo. Here is a sneak preview of some just some of what we have on offer. Available 24/7 @ www.alaturcaonline.com.au
Why not give a voucher?
Gift vouchers (minimum value $ 30.00) are available in our shop @ 396 Queens Parade, North Fitzroy, VIC 3068. Alternatively, we can take payment from Credit Card over the phone and post to the intended recipient including a beautiful Turkish Greeting Card with your personal message. Unlike most, Our Gift Vouchers do not expire!
Progressive Updating (last updated 09 September 2016)
We are in the process of continually updating our website in order to better assist you. To make it easier to find what you are looking for, we have separated Hand-knotted Carpets from Hand-loomed Kilims and further regrouped these according to size ie: Runner - under 90 cm width, Small - under 1.5 square metres, Medium - over 1.5 and up to 3.5 square meters and Large - over 3.5 square metres.
At Alaturca Collections, we take pride in the quality and beauty of the pieces we select for our stock. Therefore, we are progressively providing you with new and more detailed photographs of our carpets and kilims and accompanying descriptions with information about the origin, construction and design of each piece in our collection.
Simply Superb New Setting for a Sensational Old Sine (Senneh)
Vintage Kilim Rug and Kilim Cushions - the perfect finishing touch to this delightfully decorated home.
This Sine (Senneh), woven in Eastern Turkey over 50 years ago, now finds itself in pride of place in a perfect setting on the other side of the world in the Eastern Suburbs of Melbourne.
We are so pleased that our customer chose these hand - woven "works of art" from our collection to compliment her other artistic treasures.
More Tiles - Spice Market, Melbourne Victoria
Our latest commission was to source and provide Turkish Tiles for a refurbishment project being conducted at Spice Market, Beaney Lane, Melbourne. We love the striking simplicity of the design and colours used in these tiles and the border tiles certainly add to the visual impact . Sourced directly from Kutahya, Turkey, these tiles are eye-catching and we look forward to visiting to see them in-situ once the project is complete.
Lights and Tiles
We paid a visit to "Camilla" Eastland VIC to see how they have decorated their latest store with our lights and tiles. We have now supplied 5 Camilla sites - Miranda - NSW, Paddington - NSW, Chadstone - VIC, Eastland - VIC and Burnside - SA. We have a wide range of Turkish Ottoman Lights and Chandeliers available in our store or they can be "made to measure" to suit your needs. Iznik Design Tiles can be ordered if we do not have the design you prefer. We do ship to all states and Territories in Australia.
From Mersin to Melbourne
This beautiful Mut Cicim Kilim, woven over 60 years ago in the Taurus Mountains area of Turkey, found it's way from Mersin to Melbourne and then to a new "forever home" in the dining room of a stylish home in Clifton Hill. The "man of the house" declared it perfect! What do you think?
On-Line Sales Website
We are pleased to announce the introduction of our On-line Sales website www.alaturcaonline.com.au and our Facebook page - Ala Turca (Collections)
Click on the link above-right to view the items we have specifically selected from our large retail range, examples of which are shown in our retail store website, as suitable for on-line sale. As our rugs, kilims, lights, ceramics and textiles are hand-made, no two are the same. However, each item displayed in our on-line shop is unique and is described and pictured in detail so that you can purchase with confidence knowing you will receive the exact item offered.
So proud of our product!
Alaturca Collections was commissioned to provide lighting solutions for Studio Plus, a Queensland based interior design business seeking Turkish Ottoman style lighting for a major client. The task was to provide lighting for "Turkish Room" themed change rooms for "Camilla" - Paddington and "Camilla" - Miranda. We have just been advised that the Client was so impressed that 3 more projects require our lights.
How lovely do our lights look installed in "Camilla" - Paddington's "Turkish Room"?
Visit 396 Queens Parade, North Fitzroy, Victoria to see our extensive in-store range.
All of out Turkish Ottoman Style Chandeliers, Floor Lamps, Table Lamps and Pendants can be ordered to suit individual requests.
Alaturca Collections is Melbourne's home of fine, hand-made Turkish, Persian and Oriental Rugs - Carpets and Kilims, Mosaic Lights, Turkish Textiles,Turkish Towels and hand made and painted Turkish Ceramics. We hope you will enjoy browsing through our website. Alternatively, please visit our On-line Sales website (link at top of page) to purchase from our specially selected on-line sales range.
At Alaturca Collections, we have a we have an extensive and unique range of beautiful hand-made items, including:
We individually select each item to ensure the quality of the workmanship and are happy to discuss our range of goods with you. We welcome any queries you may have, so, if you're in Melbourne, drop in and see us at:
396 Queens Parade, North Fitzroy, 3068
or call us on 03 9486 6664 or 0408 055 093
2015 Hours of Operation
Tuesday to Saturday 10 am to 5 pm
Public Holidays Closed
We are happy to assist you outside these times.
Please call for an appointment.