Hidden Gems from the Turkish and Islamic Arts Museum

Category: Exhibitions

As a part of the International Conference of Oriental Carpets 2024 in Istanbul a special opening reception and exhibition of unseen gems from the Turkish and Islamic Arts Museum was held at the museum 8 June 2024. The exhibition is entitled ‘ASKLA – Turkish Carpets – The Art Knotted with Love’ and the highly interesting exhibition will run through 23 August 2024.

The reception and exhibition 8 June was very well attended and the visitors were very impressed by both the rugs and the setup.

Reception and opening

Examples of 13th-17th centuries Anatolian carpets on display

Anatolian Seljuk carpet fragment. Central Anatolia-Konya. 13-14th century. 70×93 cm. Bought from the Sultan Alaeddin Keykuba Tomb in Konya
Anatolian Seljuk carpet fragment. Central Anatolia-Konya. 13-14th century. 70×93 cm. Bought from the Sultan Alaeddin Keykuba Tomb in Konya

Many of the Anatolian carpets on display are bought from the Sultan Alaeddin Keykuba Tomb in Konya and from Seyh Baba Yusuf Mosque in Eskisehir-Sivrihisar.

Location: Turkish and Islamic Arts Museum (TIEM) in Istanbul

More reports on ICOC 2024: ICOC Istanbul 6-9 June, Opening of ICOC 2024 and Dealer’s Fair



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