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N on Nov 1, 20205 out of 5 stars
My rug is everything I had hoped for. It is beautiful, the photo was completely accurate (especially the color) and Sandra was delightful to converse with, answering all my questions and concerns with the information I needed and with consideration. I do not hesitate to recommend her highly.
Ursula on Nov 1, 20205 out of 5 stars
The rug looks great and arrived promptly!
Sarah on Oct 19, 20205 out of 5 stars
Great rug! Looks beautiful, just as described. I would buy from this seller again.
Jane on Jun 1, 20205 out of 5 stars
Sandra communicated impeccably throughout the Sale. She was very helpful and also very friendly.
The rug is exactly as described and really beautiful. I couldn’t be more pleased with it .
I definitely would purchase from this seller again!
cassandramansfield46 on May 21, 20205 out of 5 stars
WOW! I absolutely adore this rug. The minute I laid eyes on it I knew I needed it. The pictures provided on Etsy were brilliant and were a true display of the colours featured in the rug. It is beautifully and evenly worn, adding to the magic of a proper vintage rug. It is more stunning in real life than I could have imagined. All edges and fringing are in perfect condition.
Sandra was absolutely amazing in her communication with me from start to finish!
It arrived to me from Turkey to my door in Australia within 5 days of my Etsy payment being processed. This was my first actual vintage rug purchase and I look at a lot of reviews too, Casalano are new to Etsy but don’t be put off by their small amount of sales so far! I’ll definitely be keeping my eye out for the nextrug to strike again!
#vintage #revive #revivalprocess
“Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life.” ― Confucius
Hi, this is Sandra!
🍀 Thank you for stopping by my shop: casalano 🍀
I am selling unique design vintage rugs which I am collecting from ancient villages of Anatolia (modern Turkey). It is very fascinating for me to scout such pieces of art and help to revive them. They are all handmade and they all have different stories. While I am pursuing my passion, I am exploring stories of people and places as well.
These rugs are literally unique because they are the outcome of unique interpretation of their weavers. They are each one-of-a-kind, made between 30 and 100 years ago. According to linguists, patterns and paintings of these rugs have a significant meaning and tell the life story of the people who created them. No machinery was being used during the weaving process and this process generally took place between 4 to 6 months depending on the size of the rug. So these rugs are products of pure handmade effort.
Moreover, these rugs have witnessed unique stories from their first usage and in some cases it is still possible to see those signs of wear, sometimes with the strong eastern sunlight bleached them, sometimes with the rocking cradle of a baby sleeping over them with serenity.
So my story started with the pursue of this passion for antique and unique items on my travels. The deeper I pursue, the more I got into. Then I met my husband, Bekir.
He helped me to be more familiar about the culture and enriched my knowledge, with the experience of his family and their carpet business which is as old as now in 3rd generation. Thanks to him, revival process of these pieces of art is so smooth. We are working together on different stages of the process such as dusting, trimming and washing the rugs. He is also dealing with legal operations of my business, as well as shipping.
Thanks to my passion, my whole life changed and now I am very happy that I managed to make it as a business. I feel like I chose a job I love so I never have to work a day as Confucius quote says!
As you can read the name of my shop is casalano. I picked this name to reach as many people as possible with the meaning of "casa" as home 🏠 which is common in few languages. I believe in strong connection between people, love ❤️ and places they live. That's why my motto is '' Home is where your heart is. '' And I aim to make your home even more lovable place, no matter where you live, with my unique products.
Thank you once again for reading these lines. I am very thankful that I have opportunity to meet my collection with you from all around the world.
I can assure you that my rugs will definitely add an exquisite look to your home and I've got you covered whenever you need!
Happy shopping and don't hesitate to contact me if you have further questions!
All the best,
Passionate about oriental and vintage design. Designer, explorer and collector of vintage decorative products such as rugs and aims to share unique pieces with beautiful people around the world.
Logistics guru, responsible for operational activities such as supply chain management, paperwork and shipping of unique products worldwide.
Family Rug Business since 1969
My production partner provides me facility and equipment to fix and revive my findings. I blend the expertise and tradition with my ideas and my style.
Returns & exchanges
I gladly accept returns and exchanges
I don't accept cancellations
The following items can't be returned or exchanged
- Custom or personalized orders
- Perishable products (like food or flowers)
- Digital downloads
- Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)
I accept returns I do not accept returns
I accept exchanges I do not accept exchanges
I accept cancellations I do not accept cancellations
Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for: