“White Ground ‘Bird’ Carpets of Selendi and Their Reflections in European Art & Lifestyle” @ Studia et Documenta Turcologica 3-4/2015-2016

This article was published in Studia et Documenta Turcologica, the journal of Universitatea Babeş-Bolyai, Institutul de Turcologie şi Studii Central-Asiatice. In this study, I tried to explain the influence of the “Bird” sub-group of White Ground Selendi carpets in European art and lifestyle. These carpets were depicted with a great degree of accuracy in paintings;…

“Creating Museums of World Stories” Workshop @ Mumbai

To mark 10 years of the British Museum’s International Training Programme (ITP), the British Museum organized a workshop titled, “Creating Museums of World Stories”, under the hospitality of the Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalay (CSMVS) in Mumbai, 19 – 21 November 2015. The workshop provided an opportunity for global museums and heritage professionals to brainstorm…

Interview @ “Mediascher Infoblatt”

Questions by Mr. Hansotto Drotloff & answers by me. Original version is in German: You were recently successful in your submission of a thesis about the Anatolian carpets of St. Margaret’s Church in Mediasch. Can you please tell our readers the title of your thesis, as well as the name of the university where it…

“Tradition of Donating Carpets to Protestant Churches of Transylvania Region of Romania”

This article was published on Vakıflar Dergisi Issue 42, The Journal of Directorate General of Foundations. It’s an updated and expanded version of “Anatolian Carpets in the Transylvanian Protestant Churches of Romania” which was presented at the 17th Annual Middle Ages/Turkish Period Excavations and Art History Research Symposium in 2013. In this study, the tradition…