This years Istanbul Carpet Week will take place Thursday 25 October to Sunday 28 October 2018. The event includes Istanbul Rug Show, Istanbul International Carpet Conference, The 12th National Carpet Design Contest and also a reception and exhibition of Anatolian kilims from Vakiflar Kilim Museum at the newly restored Istanbul Carpet Museum.
A lot of interesting antique rugs and textiles where on display at the Sartirana Textile Show 2018. Among them antique Persian, Turkmen, Caucasian and Anatolian rugs, bags, kilims, sumakhs and kilims. Most of the rugs where 19th century pieces. A rare 17th century Abruzzi textile was exhibited by the fair.