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Bergama Carpets

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Bergama Carpets

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Bergama Carpet refers to handwoven Turkish carpets…

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Bergama Carpet refers to handwoven Turkish carpets, made in the Bergama district in the Izmir Province of northwest Turkey. As a market place for the surrounding villages, the name of Bergama is used as a trade name to define the provenience.

Geographically, the Bergama district includes the regions of Kozak, Yuntag, Yagcibedir, and Akhizar. Of these, the regions of Yuntag and Yagcibedir weave carpets which are iconographically different from the Bergama Type.

The Bergama district includes around 70-80 villages, in many of whom carpets are woven. The history of carpet weaving in Bergama probably dates back to the 11th century. Bergama carpets still exist which date from the early 15th century, and are on display in, amongst other museums, the Türk ve Islam Eserleri Müzesi, Istanbul, the Pergamon Museum, Berlin, and the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York

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