casalano

One-of-a-kind Vintage Rugs at Affordable Prices

Istanbul, Turkey

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Video summary: We connect with the craftsmen of the past, by being the craftsmen of the future.
#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,

Sandra

Shop members

  • Sandra

    Owner

    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.

  • Bekir

    Operational Manager

    Logistics guru, responsible for operational activities such as supply chain management, paperwork and shipping of unique products worldwide.

Production partners

  • Family Rug Business since 1969

    Turkey

    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.

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