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

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… read more