We hold one of the largest collections of rare antique rugs, textiles and decorative carpets in the world. Browse our collection highlights below to see the greatest hits from our collection. Browse through our collection sorted by geographical regions below. If you're looking for a specific object, use the simple search feature at the top right or click Advanced Search to search by classification, geography, medium, and more.
Our collection includes many rare, one-of-a-kind examples of unique and highly artistic rugs, kilims and textiles. It represents the entire traditional Oriental weaving world, from Anatolia in the west, across the Caucasus Mountains and Iran all the way to Central Asia and China. The collection spans 600 years and includes a staggering range of historical carpets and textiles.
Our spacious four-storey gallery located in the heart of historic Sultanahmet district, is home to one of the finest collections in the world. For over 30 years we have been acquiring antique rugs and textiles of significance and quality.
Our gallery is large enough to accommodate exhibitions and events, with separate and spacious rooms, which is large enough to host an impressive number of visitors. Ensure a truly memorable experience by combining your private event with exclusive access to the A&D Gallery’s antique rugs and textiles. Offering your guests, a private view of our world-class collection is a fantastic complement to any event, and ensures you take full advantage of the gallery. We can also accommodate large screens for your bespoke content. At our gallery we are proud to work with a wide range of caterers who can provide everything from sit down meals to market style food stalls for whatever atmosphere you are creating at your event. Get in touch today to take your event or exhibition to the next level. To arrange a visit or discuss the possibilities with a member of our experienced team, please contact us on: @galleryaydin.com
Adnan Aydin, the founder of Gallery Aydin, started his career in 1989, as an antique rug and textile restorer. In the late 90’s the Gallery Aydin was established and evolved into one of the largest rug businesses in Turkey - recently re-forming as "A & D Gallery". As of today, the business is like a family consisting of 22 people who have been working together for years, specializing in the restoration of antique rugs and textiles. Through our expert team, we provide restoration and conservation services to individuals, collectors and galleries enabling carpet and textile artworks to be safely preserved and displayed. Visits to our restoration workshops can be arranged for interested parties.
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