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Explore Anatolia with a Carpet Study Tour

Istanbul ICOC Carpet Conference and study tour

From June 6-9, 2024, the 15th International Congress dedicated to Oriental Carpets (ICOC), a unique event for carpet lovers, will be held in Istanbul.

For the occasion, Stefano Ionescu, one of the leading scholars on Anatolian carpets, has organized from June 6th through June 20th, a trip that will take you through 700 years of Turkish carpet history along with some of Turkey’s most significant places: Istanbul, Izmir, Ankara, Cappadocia, and Konya. For information

This is a whirlwind tour through Turkey with an emphasis on antique carpet collections and archeological sights. It is a great chance to get to know some  most interesting Turkish people who weave, repair and sell Turkish rugs and handicrafts. Join the ever charming Stefano Ionescu as he squires us throughout this fascinating country. You’ll be in the company of a small international group of travelers who share a common interest in rugs and exploration and probably make some new friends along the way!

This is certain to be an adventure you don’t want to miss. Join us!
A full itinerary is available upon request.