Posted by Jeff Krauss on 04-22-2007 04:51 PM:

Istanbul and I.C.O.C. Pictures

Here are my pictures, downsampled so it won't take too much time to look at them.
Lighting conditions were difficult.

Posted by Unregistered on 04-23-2007 03:00 AM:


Nice job. Many thanks for the excellent pictures and flavor of the conference.

Posted by Steve Price on 04-23-2007 05:52 AM:


First, to Jeff: Thanks so much for setting that up for everyone. I like your photos of Istanbul very much.

Second, the the Unregistered person who posted: You are most welcome to post here, but when you do, please overwrite the word "Unregistered" in the user name field with your name.


Steve Price

Posted by R._John_Howe on 04-23-2007 10:08 AM:

ICOC XI is Over

Dear folks -

I am glad that Jeff Krauss got his images up quickly since Pat Weiler and I decided not to try to move too fast. Pat and I may do something later. He estimates that he has over 1000 images.

As Jeff's images may suggest the material here was almost too rich to take in during the conference. The "Transylvanian" exhibition was a particular highlight, I think one of the very best I have ever seen. The Sabanci Museum itself is quite wonderful. I bought the catalog for the Transylvanian exhibition and took non-flash photos of all the materials written, photographic and fiber in it. So we can see more of that.

One night, here, I found myself taking pictures in a situation in which I finally realized that I could not in fact take everything we were being shown. Dennis Dodds has assured me that a great deal of the material in the various exhibitions will appear in a two-volume conference catalog. And there are books on several of the collections and exhibitions, including one on the Josephine Powell collection.

A number of folks who have posted on Turkotek attended ICOC XII and I had a chance to put more names and faces together , including Horst Nitz and Rob van Wieringen. So we will not be without a basis for sharing aspects of ICOC XI with you.

I'm in Istabul yet today but we leave day after tomorrow early for our driving tour. Can't predict what connection I will have when.


R. John Howe

Posted by Cevat Kanig on 04-23-2007 10:22 AM:

Thanks to Jeff for nice pictures.

Cevat Kanig

Posted by Sue Zimmerman on 04-23-2007 12:55 PM:

Hi Jeff,

All of your virtual tours are wonderful and this one is especially breathtaking. Thank you so much! Sue

Posted by Ivan Sønderholm on 04-23-2007 01:18 PM:

Hi Jeff and Fern Krauss

Thanks for the excellent photos.

ICOC included a lot of interesting exhibitions and I took a few photos too.

Konya carpet fragment 13-14th century from the exhibition at Turkish and Islamic Art Museum on Friday April 20th.

Carpet fragment 17-18th century, Central or Western Anatolia - from the Museum of Turkish and Islamic Art

ICOC participants enjoy the excellent collection at the Museum of Turkish and Islamic Art

Best regards
Ivan Sønderholm

Posted by Ivan Sønderholm on 04-24-2007 02:23 AM:


Hi All

ICOC included private collections at display at the conference hotel.

Central Anatolian Yastik 19th century from the collection of Jon Anderson

Yastik 19th century from the collection of Wendell and Diane Swan

Best regards
Ivan Sønderholm

Posted by Marty Grove on 04-30-2007 12:08 PM:

Visual feast

Many thanks to the Krauss's for a comprehensive look (and telling of Istanbul's somewhat idiosyncratic quirks) at the wonderful array of weavings displayed. It almost seems too much to take in over 6 days.

It was a surprise to see quite a few pieces which did NOT have RED predominating - Yellow seems to be a favourite of the old time weavers, and which colour remains so very vivid.

A real Turkish spread; I really enjoyed it.

A pleasure received, regards,


Posted by Horst Nitz on 05-29-2007 05:08 PM:

Hi Jeff,

I happened to come across your pictures only right now, they are really nice and superior quality. Thanks a lot also for your narratives; I've put the Marvi Balik on my list for a future visit.