Turkish & Islamic Arts Museum

Turkish and Islamıc Art Museum is the principal historical center showing all sort of Turkish and Islam Art Works. It was finished in 1913 and opened the meeting as “The Museum of Muslim Endowments” (Evkaf-i Islamiye Muzesi) in imaret working inside Suleymaniye Mosque intricate, one of the masterworks of the Great Architect, Mimar Sinan in 1914.

At that point it was exchanged to Ibrahim Pasha Palace which was given by Suleyman the Magnificent as a present excellent vizier Ibrahim Pasha from Suleymaniye imaret working in 1983. Moreover, surrogated four huge courtyards,that castle has remained for a considerable length of time since it was made of the stone rather than the wood. So It is renewed by being remodeled between1966 and 1983.

Turkish and Islamic Art Museum was remunerated ‘Committee of Europe Museum of the Year Contest Jury Special Award in 1984 and furthermore compensated by UNESCO in 1985. As it is observed that the exhibition hall draws in individuals with its different pieces surpassing 40.000. We should take a gander at those pieces ;


Most profitable and novel floor coverings are situated in that part.Those entrancing rugs were conveyed from a wide range of nations to here.Therefore that area exhibites the wealthiest cover accumulation inside the word with all sort of rugs, for example, uncommon Seljukian Carpets, the mats with creature themes having a place with the fifteenth century,Holbein Carpet which was delivered in the vicinity of fifteenth and seventeenth century in Anatolia,Iranian and Caucasian Carpets.

Today individuals who intrigued by the floor coverings ought to visit this heavenly place to get more point by point data about cover business.


Well known compositions and calligraphy which spread a substantial topography along the history are shown here.Especially one of most significant works, Korans(the muslim’s religion book) happen here.They were brought from numerous different spots and periods, for example, Syria, Egypt, the time of Mameluk, Mogol, Seljukian and Ottoman.

Among those manuscripts,there are discovered rescript composed Ottoman tughras(sultan’s signature),the written by hand with Turk’s and Iran’s smaller than usual in the part of that exhibition hall.


The most interesting bits of that gathering are the Anatolia Wood Art created in the middle of ninth and tenth century. There is not just the remarkable works dated back Anatolia Seljuks and Beylics Era however also,wooden works which was outfitted with morher of pearl and ivory, Reading work areas and drawers reflecting Ottoman period.


All magnifical composed works having a place with Emevi,Abbasid,Seljuk and Ottoman period were accumulated in that location.For example;it is shown the uncommon and qualified stonecraft tests of Seljuk Period,the grave stones with creature figures like dragon,sphenks,griphon and Ottoman engravings


That part contains the novel works accumulation of Great Seljuk Dynasty like mortar, censer, pot (water-can) and reflect. Additionally there are Cizre Ulu Mosque’s handle and candelabras with planet themes of 14 th century. Amongs Ottoman Mineral Art Works both in sixteenth century and nineteenth century,silver tombac,jewelled brush with important pieces,oil lamp,basin and water-can take puts here.

Amid numerous years,etnographic pieces have displayed in here. That part comprises counter of the cover mat,wovens, charm painting tehniques, the cases of open handwork and woven art,regional outfits, family merchandise and painstaking work…

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