Kapou works are one of the finest Turkish works available.
These rugs were woven by Armenians, who have moved from Kayseri
at the end of 19 Century, in Istanbul and the quality was
a direct competition with the finest Hereke rugs.
Kum Kapou (literally Sand Gate) was the name of the Armenian
quarter of Istanbul at the end of the 19th century. In the
rug workshops which lined the narrow streets, young women
used pure silk and precious metal thread to hand weave rugs
of the finest quality, under the supervision of
Some of these works were attributed to Safavid by Error because
of the use of metallic threads and the weaving techniques.