About Us

Mary and Harriet Kelly
Yuva:
[u-va] noun
Turkish slang meaning to nest and create a home.

Welcome to YUVA (formerly Mary Kelly Kilims). Originally established in 1995 by Mary Kelly, we're a specialist importer of kilims, and other vintage rugs, runners, saddle-bags, cushions and bags.

Mary's daughter in law, Harriet Kelly joined the business in 2019 with the same love for woven collections. Harriet has since transformed Yuva into what it is today and aspires to carry on Mary's adoration and deep knowledge for quality handmade goods with a rich history.

Our goal is to make these beautiful products accessible to everyone and bring a sense of warmth to homes across New Zealand. It's the colours, vibrancy and stories these pieces tell that ignited our passion.

We travel to Turkey annually, both to discover new trends and to purchase new items. Each piece is personally selected, no two are ever the same. Great attention is given to quality, design, colour harmony and of course, value for money.

Thanks for stopping by, we hope you love following our journey.