Turkish and Islamic Works Museum is the first Turkish museum covering the Turkish and Islamic art works wholly. The establishment works that have been started at the end of the 19th century have been completed in 1913 and the museum has been opened for visit in the soup kitchen building located in Sleymaniye Mosque complex, which is one of the most important works of Mimar Sinan, with the name of "Evkaf - slamiyet Mzesi" (Islamic Foundations Museum). After the announcement of the republic, it has taken the name "Turkish and Islamic Works Museum".
Museum has 5 different sections as Carpet Section, Section of Wooden Works, Stone Art Section, Metal Art Section, Ethnography Section.
Carpet Section,The carpet section forming the richest collection of carpet art in the world had a separate importance and caused the museum's being famous as a "Carpet Museum" for long years. The museum has the richest carpet collection of not only Turkey, but also the world.
Section of Wooden Works,The most important parts of this collection are the samples of Anatolian Wood art of the 9th - 10th century.
Stone Art Section,Stone works belonging to Emevi, Abbasi, Memluk, Seljuk, Ottoman periods, some of which have motifs and some of which have figures, but all of which have writings have been gathered in Turkish and Islamic Works Museum.
Metal Art Section,Turkish and Islamic Works Museum Metal Art Collection starting with the unique samples belonging to the Great Seljuk Empire period and mortar, censer, long - spouted ewer, mirror and dirhems constitute an important collection with the door knockers of Cizre Ulu Mosque and the 14th century candelabrums ornamented with constellation and planet symbols, which have an important place in Islamic metal art.
Ethnography Sectionparts collected for long years have found the possibility of being exhibited with the transfer of Turkish and Islamic Works Museum to brahim Pasha Palace.
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