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Arkas Koleksionu'nda Osmanli Hali Santi 1834 - 1930 / Ottoman Carpes from the Arkas Collection 1834 - 1930 / Tapis Ottomans De La Collection Arkas 1934 - 1930

Arslan, S., Cokay, O., Kucukerman, O., Onder, A. And Unustas, M.

ISBN 10: 6055974290 / ISBN 13: 9786055974299
Published by Arkas Sanat Merkesi, Izmir, Turkey, 2015
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Paperback. New book. 246 p., 89 color illus., 28 x 22 cm. Arkas Holdings Ltd. is a Turkish shipping and marine terminal company; the company has amassed a collection of 56 19th and early 20th Ottoman court style carpets from the Feshane, Hereke, and Kumkap workshops and from Sivas. Both the Feshane and Hereke workshops were run by the state and were used to make carpets for palaces, for gifts to European royalty, and to some extent for sale. There are chapters on the development of Ottoman court carpets from the 13th to 20th century, the history and changes in the Feshane and Hereke workshops, carpets from both workshops, the history of Kumkap carpets including short biographies of major designers: Agop Kapucuyan, Zareh Penyamin, Tosunyan, Garabed Apelian, and Avdis Tamisçiyan. This is followed by plates of the 56 rugs in the Arkas collection, with short descriptions. The text is strong in using information from a large number of Turkish sources. Timeline of developments in the Feshane and Hereke workshops; 8 pages of notes and bibliography of extensive Turkish sources. Colors are very good. Text is Turkish, French, and English. The French appears to be a good translation from the Turkish; the English seems to be derived from the French version and is not always clear. . Size: 28 x 22 Cm. Bookseller Inventory # 612171

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Title: Arkas Koleksionu'nda Osmanli Hali Santi 1834...

Publisher: Arkas Sanat Merkesi, Izmir, Turkey

Publication Date: 2015

Binding: Softcover

Book Condition: New

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The classical period of Ottoman court carpets, the production of which have continued throughout the six hundred year history of the Ottoman Empire, starts with the XVIth century. During the XVIIth and the XVIIIth centuries important carpet weaving centers in Anatolia come to prominence, whereas in the XIXth a new period of palace carpet weaving opens up with the establishment of the Istanbul Feshane and Izmit Hereke carpet weaving factories. By the end of the XIXth century, very precious carpets that continued the imperial tradition were woven in the workshops in Kumkapi district of Istanbul. Today, except for those who remain in museum collections, the number of specimens from the Feshane and Kumkapi carpets are very limited. Therefore scientific studies on these carpets remain limited as well. The Feshane-i Hümayun (The Imperial Fez Factory), founded in 1834 during the reign of Sultan Mahmud II to provide for the army's needs for fabric and fezzes, also produced carpets for the court and royal residences. The Feshane carpets, the likes of which are impossible to manufacture today, were either produced for the exclusive use of the members of the court or for the sultan to send as gifts to foreign rulers, and can be found within a limited number of collections worldwide. In the same period, Hereke Fabrika-i Hümayunu (Hereke Imperial Factory) was founded for the production of silk and cotton fabric, and carpets of a very fine quality were woven in this factory for the furnishing of the palaces. The carpet weaving of Hereke is still prominent in the world today with a new understanding of design and technique as a symbol of quality and splendour. With the second half of the XIXth century, Sivas also came into prominence as a silk carpet weaving center. Carpet weaving masters were brought from Sivas and its provinces and were trained in Kumkapi in order to meet the carpet demand for the palaces. Editors: Translator: 252 pages.

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