Carpet Study Tour to Western and Central Anatolia June 2024

The ‘Carpet Study Tour to Western and Central Anatolia’ organized by Stefano Ionescu took place from 5 June to 20 June 2024. The traveling group was quite large and the first two legs (Istanbul and Izmir) were attended by 27 participants from 9 countries: USA, Canada, Italy, Austria, Denmark, Ireland, … read more

Interior decorating with carpets at Dervis Hotel, Konya

Dervis Hotel in Konya is run by Muammer Ucar, a Turkish carpet dealer from the Ucar family, who is internationally well-known for their use of excellent natural dyes in their kilim production. And of course the use of carpets and kilims has been an important part of the hotel’s very tasteful and charming interior decoration… read more

The ongoing Domotex 2012

Domotex 2012 in Hanover will run through Tuesday 17 January 2012. Domotex is the worlds largest floor covering fair with circa 1350 exhibitors, and among them circa 450 exhibitors of handmade carpets… read more

Impressions from Konya – rugs and museums

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 Ethnography Museum which includes a very large collection of antique and ancient Anatolian carpets. Among the carpets are carpet fragments from the 13th century Seljuk … read more