Yakto Ipek Dokuma

Welcome to Yakto Ipek Dokuma

WELCOME TO YAKTO IPEK STORE

We would be delighted to see you at our shop when you are in Istanbul. You can see our handwoven silk products while you drink Turkish coffee. It will be a fascinating experience to see the weaving in action in a traditional loom. Our shop is right at the center of the city in Karakoy district near Galata Tower.

Story of Silk
  • STORY OF YAKTO STORY OF YAKTO

    Here you can read about the fascinating history of Yakto.

  • OUR WORKSHOP OUR WORKSHOP

    Take a look at our traditional workshop where all our handwoven products (silk scarves, shawls) are made.

  • MISCELLANEOUS MISCELLANEOUS

    Miscellaneous articles and information on culture, history, traditional weaving and more.

Welcome to Yakto Ipek Dokuma

Visit to Our Istanbul Shop

YAKTO IPEK DOKUMA is named after Yakto village in Antioch (Antakya) in Turkey that has been engaged in the art of silkworm  breeding and silk weaving since late 1800s.
 
We, BUYUKASIK Family members, have been maintaining and performing this handicraft in Yakto. Since early 2007, Mehmet BUYUKASIK has been selling handwoven silk products while demonstrating the production. In addition to silk products, you can also find other products such as traditional Anatolian patterns, cotton peshtemals, bed cover and sheets laboriously woven in Yakto.
 
We would be delighted to have you visit our wholesale and retail sales shop on Galata Yuksek Kaldirim Street when you are in Istanbul.