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Carpets used in mosques

Up to the 1980s, it was common to see the floor of mosques in the Anatolian interior covered with a large range of (mostly local) kilims and knotted carpets. They were a gift from people attending worship services at these houses of prayer; an old tradition that turned some mosques into regional carpet museums. During the last decades, the kilims and carpets were largely replaced by uniform factory work, the old and valuable rugs being brought to museums, and some other pieces finding their way into the antiques business.
Edirne Beyazit II mosque dec 2006 1122.jpg
Edirne Beyazit II mosque dec 2006 1122.jpg
Edirne Beyazit II mosque dec 2006 1123.jpg
Edirne Beyazit II mosque dec 2006 1123.jpg
Sivrihisar dec 2007 2050.jpg
Sivrihisar dec 2007 2050.jpg
Sivrihisar 12062012_1123.jpg
Sivrihisar 12062012_1123.jpg
Sivrihisar 12062012_1153.jpg
Sivrihisar 12062012_1153.jpg
Luleburgaz  dec 2006 0043.jpg
Luleburgaz dec 2006 0043.jpg
Konya At or near Mevlana Museum 2010 2565.jpg
Konya At or near Mevlana Museum 2010 2565.jpg
Tercan092007 9111.jpg
Tercan092007 9111.jpg
Erzurum 3225.jpg
Erzurum 3225.jpg
Harput 092007 9612.jpg
Harput 092007 9612.jpg
Tokat Ulu Mosque
Tokat Ulu Mosque
Tokat Ulu Mosque
Tokat Ulu Mosque
Bitlis Serefli Mosque 1319
Bitlis Serefli Mosque 1319
Siirt Ulu Camii 1540
Siirt Ulu Camii 1540
Tillo June 2010 8770.jpg
Tillo June 2010 8770.jpg
Hasankeyf El Rizk Mosque 1765
Hasankeyf El Rizk Mosque 1765
Diyarbakir 092007 0024.jpg
Diyarbakir 092007 0024.jpg
Diyarbakir June 2010 7729.jpg
Diyarbakir June 2010 7729.jpg
Gaziantep 8477
Gaziantep 8477
Ermenek mrt 2008 5116.jpg
Ermenek mrt 2008 5116.jpg