On this private guided Archaeologous day tour out of Kusadasi, you'll visit wonderful Hali Village. The project at Hali Village Nomadic Weaving Center has over one thousand looms and more than six thousand carpets ranging from custom designs to collectors pieces from which to choose.
Conveniently located only minutes from the upper gate of Ephesus, Hali Village produces, with great attention on detail, exquisite hand made oriental rugs from cocoon to over 6,000 carpets on site. With pride they also present a collection of rare ancient nomadic pieces for collectors, which are considered as one of the best heritages from their Turkish ancestors.
Walking through room after room is like a trip through history. Each piece feels as if the observer is reading a personal diary of the inner world of the weaver and Turkish history. Many of the designs are passed down from generatin to generation.
The raw material that goes into the carpeting at Hali Village is of impeccable quality. The Center creates its own silk from the highest rated cocoons found only in western Turkey. Additionally, only custom made dyes are used for the coloring. These practices are just some of the procedures that separate the Hali Village carpets from those found elsewhere.
By eliminating the five or six “middleman cuts” of the process from nomadic weaver to sales in Turkish retail stores, Archaeologous has arranged with Hali Village to put you, the buyer, in direct contact with the weavers themselves who then receive more money for their labors. Plus, it enables the carpets to be sold for 30% to 60% less than at any other carpet outlets. It’s a win-win situation for everybody.
Note: to receive these lowest prices, be certain to show your confirmation letter from Archaeologous upon arrival at Hali Village. Additionally, be sure to request your carpet to be shipped home "free of charge".