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Carpets Museum

It is located in the Imperial Pavilion Complex of Blue Mosque and houses a fine collection of about sixty carpets and rugs, from the fourteenth century to the present.

The sample selected for exhibition comprises works of art, with convoluted patterns and motifs in various shades of red, yellow, blue and green. Among the most striking are the long and brilliant Usak carpets, made by craftsmen in western Anatolia in the sixteenth century, for the mosques and especially for the Ottoman Court.

In the Blue Mosque carpets are exhibited in the sections close to the Sultan’s box -where he rested before praying in the mosque- while the covers are in the vaulted galleries below. All carpets are in mint condition and they are shown in the modern concepts of exhibition. Open to the public from Tuesday to Saturday.

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