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Istanbul / Foundations Carpet Museum

The Foundations Carpet Museum is in Hünkar Kasr of Sultan Ahmed Mosque in İstanbul.

The structure is the very first example of Hünkar Kasrs which were designed in order to set a place in which Sultan could rest and converse either before namaz or after it.

Hünkar Kasr which was constructed with Sultan Ahmed Mosque, was built between 1609 and 1917 by Sultan Ahmed I. The architecture of it is Sedefkâr Mehmet Ağa.

The museum in which authentic Turkish rugs and very rare rugs are exhibited, has 448 rugs.

62 rugs are alternately exhibited. The collection of the museum was organized with the rugs which were donated to the mosques due to an old Islamic tradition, and history and artistic value of which are magnificient. It is the unique museum in which only rugs are exhibited in Turkey.

The rugs that have the earliest period are those of principalities era of 14 century.

Among the rugs exhibited, there are rugs of Early Ottoman Era of 15 century, the rugs of the Classical Age of 16 and 17 centuries (
Uşak rugs; Bergama, Konya and Kula rugs), Kazakh rugs of 18 century, Iran rugs of 16 century, Caucasian rugs, Turkoman rugs, and Yağcıbedir prayer rug (seccade) of 19 century.   

One of the most appealing sections of the museum is Uşak rugs with motifs of stars, medallions and birds which were weaven in Uşak region which was an important center of weaving rugs in 16 – 18 centuries. The most precious samples of the prayer rugs pertaining to Kula, Gördes, Konya, Lâdik and Milas regions of 19 century are also exhibited. 

Department of Istanbul Foundations Region (İstanbul Vakıflar Bölge Müdürlüğü)
The Court of Sultan Ahmed Mosque (Sultanahmet Camii Avlusu)

In museum guide, the museums which are depicted, pertain to ethnographical qualities as they can be seen through the categories on the web site.
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Adıyaman Museum
Afyonkarahisar Museum
Aksaray Museum (Zinciriye Madrasah)
Museums of Alanya
Amasra Museum / Bartın
Amasya Museum
Ankara / Museum Of Anatolıan Cıvılızatıons
The Ethnography Museum of Ankara
Ankara Museum Of Foundatıon Works
Antalya Museum
Aydın Museum
Balikesir - Edremit Ayse Sıdıka Erke Ethnography Museum
Bilecik – Söğüt Ethnography Museum
Bitlis Ahlat Museum
Bolu Museum
Burdur Museum
Bursa Museum of Turkish - Islamic Works of Art / Green Madrasah
Çanakkale Museum
Çankırı Museum
Alacahöyük and Boğazköy Museums of Çorum
Çorum Museum
Denizli Atatürk and Ethnographical Museum
Düzce Konuralp Museum / Bolu
Edirne Museum Of Archeology And Ethnography
Edirne Museum of Turkish Islamic Works of Art
Gaziantep Museums
Gumushane İkizevler City Museum
Hatay (Antakya/Antioch) Museum
Isparta Museum
Isparta Yalvaç Museum
Istanbul / Dolmabahçe Palace
Istanbul / Museum Of Palace Collectıons
Istanbul / Topkapı Palace Museum
Istanbul / The Museum of Turkish and Islamic Works of Art
Istanbul / The Museum of Foundations Calligraphy Arts
Istanbul / Turkish Museum of Buildings and Works of Art
Istanbul / Foundations Carpet Museum
Istanbul / Yıldız Porcelain Factory Museum
Istanbul / Yıldız City Museum - Yıldız Palace
Izmir - Tire Museum
Izmir Ethnography Museum
Iznik Hagia Sophia Müzesi
Iznik City Museum (Nilüfer Hatun Complex)
Kayseri Museums
Konya Ereğli Museum
Konya Ethnography Museum
Konya Karatay (Encaustic Tile Works) Museum
Konya Mevlana Museum
Konya İnce Minaret (Stone and Wooden Works) Museum
Kütahya Tile Museum
Mardin Museum
Nevşehir Museum
Nevşehir Ürgüp Museum
Samsun Archaeology and Ethnography Museum:
Sanlıurfa Museum of Archaeology and Ethnography
Tokat Museum
Urgup, Fantastic Museum in Cappadocia (Private Museum)
Van Museum
Birsen Malkoç
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