Review – Tent Bands of Central Asia

by Valerie Justin April 6, 2007 The opening sentences to the brochure for this marvelous exhibit reads “The trellis tent is a brilliant invention. In its present form, it has made nomadic life possible across Central Asia for at least one and a half millennia”. The trellis tent, or yurta, … read more

Anatolian rugs in Transylvanian Churches

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Exhibition at the Sakip Sabanci Museum, Emirgan, Istanbul 19 April to 19 August 2007 The focus in this exhibition is on Ottoman rugs made in Anatolia between the 16th-18th century. Many of the rugs were made in West Anatolia but kept and hung in Christian churches of Transylvania (part of … read more

Exhibition of Turkmen Weavings

To coincide with ICOC Istanbul, Seref Ozen of Cocoon will be showing a small group of Turkmen main carpets along with some unusual non-Turkmen rugs from Central Asia.The exhibition will be on from April 15 to April 30 , 2007 at Kucuk Ayasofya Cad. no 17, Sultanahmet, Istanbul.

The Josephine Powell Collection

Exhibition Dates: April 18 – May 2, 2007 Location: Silahhane, Yildiz Saray, Istanbul Exhibition is free, catalogue will be available The collection or the eye of the collector itself? Happily, visitors to an extraordinary retrospective of a legendary figure in the world of kilims and flat-weaves will not have to … read more