ICOC – Museum of Turkish and Islamic Art

ICOC participants

The International Conference on Oriental Carpets 19-22 April 2007 in Istanbul included visits to several highly interesting exhibitions and receptions as a part of the program. On Friday evening, April 20th, the Museum of Turkish and Islamic Art (Turk Islam Eserleri Muzesi) held an reception and exhibition for the ICOC … read more

Impressions from Konya – rugs and museums

Mevlana Museum in Konya is probably the most famous attraction for tourists visiting or passing through the city. Rug collectors should also pay attention the Ethnographic Museum which includes a very large collection of antique and ancient Anatolian carpets. Among the carpets are carpet fragments from the 13th century Seljuk … read more

Rippon Boswell, Lesley and Robert Pinner Collection, 15 May 2004

In part I of the Oriental rugs and carpets auction on 15th May 2004 Rippon Boswell is selling the Lesley and Robert Pinner Collection of 110 antique Turkmen weavings. Lesley Pinner was a botanist of profession and an enthusiastic collector with a great knowledge of structure and weaving techniques. Most … read more

Bakhtiari – travelling in Iran 1998

by Lars N Nygaard, photos by Sadegh Miri and Lars Nygaard The next morning we left Esfahan at 5.30 and with our Nissan Patrol stuffed full with gear, we drove westward towards the mountains. There was hardly any traffic at this hour, when we left the urbanization. We headed towards … read more