Along the way in Antalya I met Mehmet Sağgün. He is based with his rug-business in a historic downton Kaleiçi. Since 30 years he’s selling rugs from Kaleici to the whole world, organised exhibitions and is speaking about history / culture of rugs. He talked about his career und showed me a lot of different rugs – each with a story to tell.
For those who travel round Antalya it is ideal to call into Orient Basar. Don’t be scared, you have not to buy something as is usual in Antalya. Instead you get the sense that Mehmet would like to share his experience and talking about his life… not only in relation to rugs!
The New Yorker: THE RUG MISSIONARY