Harry King was invited to the 2017 Istanbul Carpet Fair this fall. We spent 5 beautiful days in Istanbul attending the Carpet Conference and meeting new suppliers, attending conferences, and a fancy dinner that included a performance by the “Tom Jones” of Turkey. The Turkish Carpet Export Association also treated us to an unforgettable nighttime cruise on the Bosphorus. In our spare time we were able to visit the Blue Mosque and the breathtaking Hagia Sofia, and the Grand Bazaar. It was capped off by the opening of an incredible exhibit of 15th to 17th century Ottoman carpets at the Museum of Turkish and Islamic Arts. We came back with Vintage Anatolian Kilims, Antique Turkish rugs, New rugs, silk pillows and exotic spices.