Carpet Museum

The Carpet Museum was first opened on April 29, 1979, at the  Mosque’s Hünkar Kasrı, but it was reopened in the soup kitchen of the Hagia Sophia which was built between 1742 and 1743 in the northern part of the Hagia Sophia by Sultan Mahmud I. The museum is a devoted to the Turkish art of carpet and rug and it has one of the world’s richest carpet collections which include 806 from 14th to 20th centuries and 46 rugs. The museum is split into 3 sections. The first features early Anatolian-era as as best-known type of Turkish which are from Uşak city. The second displays rugs and Central and East Anatolian carpets from the era. The third has the most impressive collection, with a huge 17th century Uşak carpet from the Suleymaniye Mosque and another 19th century carpet from the Blue Mosque.

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Sultanahmet Cami Hünkar Kasrı 34122 Fatih, İstanbul
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