The exhibition “Ottoman Carpets from Saxon Parishes in Transylvania” at the Museum of Islamic Art in Berlin will go on until 7 January 2007. Along with carpets from Transylvanian Saxon churches the exhibition includes rugs from Brukenthal Museum in Sibiu (Hermannstadt), Romania. The exhibition includes 24 Anatolian carpets from the 15th-18th centuries.
The Transylvanian Saxons are a people of German origin who settled in Transylvania from the 12th century and later.
At the opening of the exhibition 27 October 2006 Stefano Ionescu, co-organizer of the exhibition also presented the German version of his book “Ottoman Rugs in Transylvania” (“Die Osmanischen Teppiche in Siebenbürgen”).
Location: Museum für Islamische Kunst (Museum of Islamic Art), Pergamonmuseum, Am Kupfergraben 5, Berlin