Arkas Carpet Collection in Bornova

Arkas Art Bornova hosts the Arkas Carpet Collection at the historical Mattheys Mansion in Bornova circa 10 km northeast of Izmir. The Arkas Carpet Collection of 15th-19th centuries Anatolian rugs and carpets is probably the most impressive collection and exhibition of Anatolian rugs that exist today. Most of the carpets … read more

Kilim exhibition at Tophane-i Amire

As a part of the International Conference on Oriental Carpets (ICOC) 2024 in Istanbul a collection of kilims and flatweaves belonging to private collectors were showcased from 7 June 2024 at the 15th century Tophane-i Amire. The exhibition will run through 28 July 2024. Examples of kilims on display All … read more

Hidden Gems from the Turkish and Islamic Arts Museum

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 … read more

The Transylvanian Heritage – Ottoman Carpets 1450 to 1750

The long waited book ‘The Transylvanian Heritage – Ottoman Carpets 1450 to 1750 – a new perspective’ by Stefano Ionescu is now released and published. The reception for the release of the book took place at Mehmet Cetinkaya Gallery in Istanbul Friday 7 June in the evening. The reception coinsided … read more