Text by Walter Denny and Nazan Olcer
Photographs by Ahmet Ertug

Ertug & Kocabiyik provided funding for the conservation of one hundred forty unique Turkish carpets, nearly all of which had never been published. Ahmet Ertug photographed the carpets using large format cameras to achieve minutely detailed images that will provide connoisseurs of carpets and textiles with an unmatched visual experience. The book has received excellent reviews in leading carpets and textiles magazines. "The most lavish publication of the second half of the 20th century in the field of oriental rugs." Hali issue 109.

32.5 by 43 cms, 204 pages (140 color plates, 4 gatefolds, and 14 additional detail plates of the carpets). Hardbound in Japanese cloth and presented in a deluxe clothbound box.

This site contains selections of the work by world renowned photographer Ahmet Ertug, whose camera takes the viewer through a fantastic world of aesthetics:Great architectural monuments like Hagia Sophia in Istanbul, the 13th century mosaics of Chora and the 6-13th century frescoes of Cappadocia, the sublime buildings of Sinan, 16th century Iznik tiles, Ottoman sultans' silk kaftans, the Sarcophagus of Alexander the Great, and Buddha statues from Musée Guimet are all photographed with great passion.

Copyright Ahmet Ertug 2008