As a part of the ICOC, 19-22 April 2007, approximately 800 carpets, kilims and textiles will be displayed at exhibitions in Istanbul.
Museum of Turkish and Islamic Art ( Ibrahim Pasa Palace)
More than 100 carpets, including Anatolian carpets from the Seljuk period and Ottoman Palace rugs will be on display. The Museum Gallery will also host an exhibition of Ikat coats from the private collection of Mehmet Cetinkaya.
Topkapi Palace Museum
Nearly 100 items will be on display including silk prayer textiles from Chios Island and Turkish prayer rugs in pile, kilim and embroidery.
The Vakiflar Kilim Museum and The Vakiflar Carpet Museum
Approximately 100 kilims, many of them from the 17th and 18th century, will be on view in the Kilim Museum. Ca. 50 Anatolian carpets and a few Persian and Caucasian carpets will be on display in the Carpet Museum. Five of these carpets are from the 13th and 14th century.
Private Collections Exhibition at Tophane-i Amire
Nearly 200 Anatolian carpets, kilims and yastiks will be exhibited.
Sadberk Hanim Museum
Small exhibition of early Ottoman catma textiles and catma yastiks.
Silahhane Yildiz Palace
The Josephine Powell Collection of Anatolian Kilims and Material Culture will be on display 18 April to 2 May.
Rezzan Has Museum
Gonul Paksoy Collections and Creations. Exhibition of her collection of 17th and 18th century Anatolian carpets, kilims and textiles and her contemporary fashion designs.
The Dolmebahca Palace will exhibit its collection of Oriental carpets, mostly formal Hereke designs from the 19th century.
Sakip Sabanci Museum
To coincide with the ICOC but not included in the official program there will be two exhibitions 19 April to 19 August, the exhibition Anatolian Rugs in Transylvanian Churches and Kaitag, Textile Art from Daghestan.
More information: www.icoc-istanbul.org