Anatolian rugs from the Ottoman Empire at Mirco Cattai Gallery

Category: Exhibitions

Mirco Cattai, an esteemed Milano antique rug dealer, has organized an exhibition ‘Anatolian Rugs from the Ottoman Empire’ which will run through 11 February and the attendees of the the Hali Colloquium in Italy visited the exhibition 7 February 2023 for a private view.

As a part of the event the independent scholar Stefano Ionescu held a enthusiastic lecture about the topic. Stefano Ionescu also announced, and showed a ‘prototype’ of his coming book, ‘The Transylvanian Heritage’.

The attendees waiting for the lecture
The attendees waiting for the lecture
Stefano Ionescu speaks about Anatolian Rugs from The Ottoman Empire
Stefano Ionescu speaks about Anatolian Rugs from The Ottoman Empire
Stefano Ionescu and Hali’s Ben Evans
Stefano Ionescu and Hali’s Ben Evans
Stefano Ionescu, Shirin Melikova and Mirco Cattai in front of an early 17th century Large Medallion Ushak
Stefano Ionescu, Shirin Melikova and Mirco Cattai in front of an early 17th century Large Medallion Ushak

Examples of exhibited Anatolian rugs

Ushak, West Anatolia mid 16th century
Ushak, West Anatolia mid 16th century
Ushak Lotto early 17th century
Ushak Lotto early 17th century
Plain niche Transylvanian rug, Gördes mid 17th century
Plain niche Transylvanian rug, Gördes mid 17th century
Transylvanian Column rug second half 17th century
Transylvanian Column rug second half 17th century
Transylvanian prayer rug 17th/18th century
Transylvanian prayer rug 17th/18th century

Program: Hali Colloquium in Italy

Location: Mirco Cattai, Via Manzoni, 12 – 20121 Milano


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