Magic Caravan is the American flagship of Istanbul-based Arsah Carpets.
All items are authentic & unique to Turkey, and to what was known geographically as Persia during the Ottoman Empire. As such, our unique selection of textiles & ceramics are carefully hand-crafted in Turkey, incorporating the various techniques of both ancient & modern traditions. From antique & vintage Turkish rugs to pestemals (hand-loomed Turkish bath towels, shawls, & robes), and handmade jewelry, we offer a beautiful glimpse into the rich culture that Turkey has long been known for. Our ceramic collection represents the three core styles of Turkey known as Myth, Iznik, and Relief, and all items, though we recommend hand-washing, are completely food safe!
Please contact us with any questions you may have about products, pricing, or more! It is our great pleasure to assist you in any way we can!
WHO'S THAT DOG?
Some decades ago Magic Caravan's founder, Huseyin, rescued an abandoned wolf puppy that he happened upon while hiking in the mountains in Turkey. Five years later he took in a puppy bred from that rescued wolf's line; that was Zhi-Zhou, the grandmother of the dog you now see in our profile picture! Today, and three generations later, we have the magnificent Za-Za who is a quarter wolf, a quarter Alaskan Husky, and fifty percent German Shepard. He is the most beloved member of the Magic Caravan family, and he'd love for you to stop by & say hi if ever you're in Austin, Texas!
Come join us for a Turkish coffee, or chai, and enjoy a most unique shopping experience!
Articles and Blogs from various friends of Huseyin at his store, Arsah Carpets in Istanbul, Turkey and Magic Caravan in Austin, TX USA:
Dec. 2017 - Magic Caravan was recently featured in the Community Impact Newspaper in AUSTIN, Texas:
A book Huseyin is in: