The Department of Foundations (Vakiflar) of Turkey has a very rich carpet and kilim
collection, and selected samples of this
collection are exhibited.
In Sultan Ahmet Mosque carpets are displayed in
the sections next to the Sultan's loge, and
kilims in the vaulted galleries below the
The best examples of carpets from 14th -20th
centuries are shown on the ramp leading to the
loge and the rooms belonging to the sultans. All
the carpets are restored in perfect condition,
and are displayed in a modern concept.
Section of Ephesus,
Istanbul Castles, Istanbul Bazaars