At Rug & Relic, we pride ourselves on the beauty and authenticity of the goods we sell. But for us, it's more than that. We also pride ourselves in how
we acquire those goods, and who
we are privileged to represent.
Rather than shopping the usual commercial markets and wholesalers, we spend our time traveling the Turkish countryside
, tracking down the best of the best, and building lasting relationships with the artisans themselves. In a commercial setting, you have nothing to rely upon but the vendor's assertions about the origins of his goods. By contrast, it's much easier to gather good quality and authentic pieces when you know the seller's name, their children's names, what meal is their wife's specialty, and which soccer team they're cheering for in tonight's match!
and copper artisans
responsible for creating or restoring our goods are adult workers, who represent the best of the best in their respective genres. Our motto, when it comes to acquisitions, is simple: no children, no prisoners, no slaves,
and no faux!
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