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Greater Anatolia Rug and Textile Study Tour, May 23 – June 5, 2024

May 23, 2024 – May 23, 2024

Taking place over a fortnight before the International Conference on Oriental Carpets (ICOC-XV) in Istanbul this study tour – by The Black Tent Project in partnership with HALI magazine – offers the opportunity to discover world-renowned historic and contemporary Turkish weaving, via its rug and textile traditions. Led by the Turkish weaving and natural dye expert, Deniz Coşkun, participants will be guided to museum and private collections in Istanbul, Bursa, Bergama, İzmir, Tire (below) and Birgi, Ankara, Cappadocia, Sultanhanı and Konya, to encounter outstanding textile art in the company of experts.

Ben Evans, HALI Editor says: ‘HALI is delighted to be offering our first tour in Turkey – in partnership with The Black Tent Project – timed to precede ICOC XV in Istanbul. Having travelled throughout Turkey over many years, I am constantly thrilled by the country’s artistic, historic and cultural riches, and its fascination for those of us who appreciate rugs, textiles and weaving. Travelling through urban and rural regions with names familiar from rug terminology is the ideal way in which to immerse oneself in people, places and their traditions. Encountering rugs, textiles, costume and materials first-hand in their place of origin is endlessly enriching. With an intricate knowledge of Anatolian weaving traditions and the cultural landscape, there is no-one better positioned to act as guide to this material in Turkey than Deniz Coşkun. Guests participating on this study tour can expect to learn a fantastic amount from him and his many contacts in the field.’

Limited places are available. Find out more and book at:

Listen to Deniz Coşkun in conversation with HALI Tour manager, Rachel Meek at:

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