Vakiflar Carpet and Kilim Museums

Vakiflar Carpet Museum

Jeff and Fern Krauss has published some interesting photo-series and narratives from the recent International Conference on Oriental Carpets. Their original web presentation is entitled “ICOC Turkey“.The ICOC evening receptions and exhibitions at Vakiflar Carpet Museum, Vakiflar Kilim Museum and Topkapi Palace took place Saturday 21 April. Take a look … read more

Exhibitions – International Conference on Oriental Carpets

As a part of the ICOC, 19-22 April 2007, approximately 800 carpets, kilims and textiles will be displayed at exhibitions in Istanbul. Museum of Turkish and Islamic Art ( Ibrahim Pasa Palace) More than 100 carpets, including Anatolian carpets from the Seljuk period and Ottoman Palace rugs will be on … read more

International Conference on Oriental Carpets 2007 in Istanbul

ICOC 2007 – the 11th ICOC will be held in Istanbul April 19-22, 2007. The Dealer’s Fair, Academic Sessions and some Exhibitions will be held at the Swissotel. Call for academic papers ends in August 2006 and dealer booth registration starts 10 September 2006. According to the organizers of ICOC 2007 … read more

Vakiflar Hali Museum, Istanbul

Vakiflar Carpet Museum is situated in the same building complex as the Blue Mosque (Sultan Ahmet Mosque). The museum includes ca. 60 Anatolian carpets from the 16th-19th century. Especially some 16-18th century carpets found in the Ulu Mosque in Divrigi in Eastern Anatolia in the Sivas region are very interesting. The … read more