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Carpet trade between the Ottoman Empire and Great Britain

A talk by Prof Elvan Özkavruk Adanır

March 19, 2018
Monday at 7pm
Free admission but registration required on Eventbrite

Yunus Emre Turkish Cultural Centre, 10 Maple Street, W1T 5HA, London, UK

Turkish carpets that were exported to Europe throughout history seem to have affected the Europeans to a great extent. This interest resulted in the beginning of carpet production in Britain during the 15th and 16th centuries, even though they did not have a tradition of carpet weaving. In the first years, the production was made only by copying Turkish carpets. Later, the British carpet weaving continued to develop and the Ottomans bought English carpets for their courts. In this talk it is intended to review the carpet trade between the Ottoman Empire and Great Britain and its effects to both countries carpet production and design.

ELVAN ÖZKAVRUK ADANIR studied textile engineering at Ege University and got her master’s and doctorate’s degree in traditional arts at Dokuz Eylul University. In 2008 she got her professorship. She has published books, papers, articles, and book chapters. She translated the book written by J. Bronowski-B. Mazlish named “Western Intellectual Tradition from Leonardo to Hegel”. Her art works are accepted for international and national permanent collections. She opened several solo exhibitions and attended mixed exhibitions. She has been teaching in Fashion and Textile Design Department of Izmir University of Economics since 2011.

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