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Bought 3 felt rugs and a hat!

It was really a highlight of our trip to Istanbul to visit the studio of an UNESCO honored Turkish... read more

Reviewed 18 October 2015
Union City, New Jersey, United States
Felt Making and Textile Workshop Not to be Missed!

Ikonium Studio, the workshop and shop of Mehmet Girgiç and Theresa-May O'Brien is a treasure trove... read more

Reviewed 9 April 2014
Karen A
Bowie, Maryland, United States
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18 Oct 2015
“Bought 3 felt rugs and a hat!”
9 Apr 2014
“Felt Making and Textile Workshop Not to be Missed!”
1 Block up from the Sultanahmet tram stop turn left onto İşik Sokak and walk short distance to Oto Park. Turn right onto Dr Şevkibey Sokak. Ikonium Studio is located halfway down the street on the right, across from the Golden Horn Hotel.
Dr. Sevibek Sokak No 6 | Sultanahmet, Istanbul 34122, Turkey
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Reviewed 18 October 2015

It was really a highlight of our trip to Istanbul to visit the studio of an UNESCO honored Turkish artist (Mehmet Girgic) and a noted American painter and felt maker (Theresa MayOBrien) right in the heart of Sultanahmet. Their rugs and clothing are unique, full...More

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Reviewed 9 April 2014

Ikonium Studio, the workshop and shop of Mehmet Girgiç and Theresa-May O'Brien is a treasure trove of beautiful hand made felted pieces and other textile goodies. Mehmet is a UNESCO honored artist who has worked to revive and keep alive traditional Turkish felt making. Theresa-May...More

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Reviewed 11 October 2012

We literally stumbled in to Ikonium while exploring Konya's old downtown. One of the owner-artists, Silvia Ines Garoselli, originally from Argentina, was warm and welcoming and an absolutely fascinating woman. Her husband, Mehmet Girgic, turns out to be (she didn't tell us this, we found...More

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Reviewed 8 September 2011

Nice to find some real artists in this tourist driven city. Great purses - all from fabric. Very talented individuals with a modern local flair.

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stroll of each other – and all set around the site of
an ancient Byzantine hippodrome – Sultanahmet is an
overwhelmingly popular tourist destination, and a
prime location for visitors to be wowed on a truly
epic scale. Beyond the wonders of the Blue Mosque, the
Hagia Sophia, Topkapi Palace, and more, this
relatively small area of Istanbul somehow manages to
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