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Especially organized for the 11th ICOC, a total of 759 antique carpets, kilims, textiles and costumes will be on view at no charge for conference registrants, making this ICOC event the largest display of important woven art in its 30-year history.

MUSEUM OF TURKISH AND ISLAMIC ART (T.I.E.M.)

118 carpets will be displayed during this exhibition, including nine central Anatolian carpets from the Seljuk period and an Ottoman Palace prayer rug. Also shown will be seventy-eight village and court carpets from the 15th, 16th and 17th centuries from all Anatolian regions and twelve Anatolian rugs from the 18th century and early 19th century. There are eleven Caucasian carpets from the 17th century and six Safavid Persian carpets from the 16th and 17th century.

TOPKAPI PALACE MUSEUM

92 items will be exhibited, including sixteen silk prayer textiles from the Chios Island region and eighteen Turkish prayer rugs in pile, textile and embroidery. There are eleven embroidered bohça (wrapping cloths), thirty silk catmas, five silk embroidered Ottoman panels, eight Indian Mughal silk velvet kemhas and four Moroccan textiles

THE VAKIFLAR KILIM MUSEUM

54 kilims from the 17th and 18th century will be shown, including three Ottoman Palace kilims and fifty-one kilims from eastern, central and western Anatolia.

THE VAKIFLAR CARPET MUSEUM

53 carpets will be exhibited, including five from the 13th and 14th century.
Also shown are twenty-six carpets from the 15th and 16th century, fifteen from the 17th century and four from the 18th and 19th century. A Safavid Persian carpet from the 17th century and two 17th century Caucasian carpets will be displayed.

PRIVATE COLLECTIONS EXHIBITION AT TOPHANE

176 pieces will be exhibited, including twenty Anatolian carpets, sixty kilims
and seventy-seven yastiks. There will be several Ottoman Folk Costumes,
17th century Ottoman embroideries, catmas and a suzani.

SADBERK HANIM MUSEUM

24 early Ottoman catma textiles and catma yastiks will be exhibited.

JOSEPHINE POWELL EXHIBITION AT DARPHANE

90 items will be shown, including forty 18th century kilims and fifty 18th and 19th century cuvals from eastern, central and western Anatolian regions.

IKAT COATS AT THE MUSEUM OF TURKISH AND ISLAMIC ART GALLERY

60 ikat chapans made in the 18th and 19th century from Uzbekistan and Tadjikistan. From the private collection of Mehmet Cetinkaya.

 
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