Impressions from Konya – rugs and museums

Category: Editors choice,Exhibitions

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 period. A visit here is a must.

Mevlana Museum

Mevlana Museum in Konya
Giordes 16th century. Mevlana Museum Konya
Kirshehir prayer rug 18th century

Konya Ethnographic Museum

Konya Ethnographic Museum
Seljuk carpet 13th century
Konya carpet 19th century
Konya carpet 17th century
My guide at the museum – Muammer Ucar from Ipek Yolu
Konya carpet 16th century
Kula rug 19th century
Detail of Seljuk carpet fragment 13th century
Mucur prayer rug 18th century

Ipek Yolu Carpets & Kilims
And if you are looking for rug dealers take a walk at Mevlana Cad. and visit some of the shops here. I can recommend you to visit Ipek Yolu Carpets & Kilims – Mehmet and Muammer Ucars’ shop in a  side street to Mevlana Cadessi, Naci Fikret Sk. 1. They are selling new and antique rugs and kilims and are especially known for new Konya kilims and carpets with naturally dyed yarn from their own production. Rug repair is also an important part of their business.

Muammer UCAR from Ipek Yolu Carpets & Kilims in Konya
Large new Usak carpet made of yarn from old kilims
Ipek Yolu’s repairmen

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