Fine Arts

Adam’s rolls out the red carpet for Mahmut Balkir collection

History, culture, identity and artistry are woven into the fabric of these treasured textiles and rugs from the Middle East and Central Asia

Lot 40 A FINE OLD HEREKE WOOL CARPET, N.W. TURKEY, C.1980 Estimate 5,000 - 7,000

This Wednesday, November 23, Adam’s will bring 200 textile treasures from the collection of Mahmut Balkir under the hammer.

The unique sale presents an impressive and extensive selection of fine antique rugs, carpets, kilims and textiles from the Middle East and Central Asia to the market.

Mahmut Balkir was 20 years of age when he arrived in Ireland from Turkey. The third-generation rug expert started an apprenticeship at Empires in Dublin’s Westbury Mall, which the ...