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Istanbul's Hilye and Prayer Bead Museum | Traditional Art | Showcase

Call it a hobby or an obsession; people have been collecting art for millennia and for a myriad of reasons. Some acquire pieces of art purely for the love of it, some as a financial investment, while others see it as something that's simply done once they begin to move through certain social circles. In the end, there are as just as many motives as there are collectors. Showcase's Kerry Alexandra happened to meet up with one of them. Mehmet Cebi is one of Turkey's top art collectors who has amassed a vast and unique collection of Islamic art and founded The Hilye and Prayer Bead Museum in Istanbul.

The Seventh Continent: Pera Museum

The Seventh Continent: Pera Museum

Kutahya ceramics in Istanbul | Exhibitions | Showcase

Kutahya ceramics in Istanbul | Exhibitions | Showcase

Showcase: 45th Art and Antiques Fair Olympia

Showcase: 45th Art and Antiques Fair Olympia

Leaden Circles Dissolved in the Air | Exhibitions | Showcase

Leaden Circles Dissolved in the Air | Exhibitions | Showcase

Biden Says Turkiye’s Purchase of F-16s to Bolster NATO, US Interests

Biden Says Turkiye’s Purchase of F-16s to Bolster NATO, US Interests

Is the US Conceding That China is the New Dominant Power in Afghanistan?

Is the US Conceding That China is the New Dominant Power in Afghanistan?

Can Turkiye and Israel Co-operate On Energy in the Eastern Mediterranean?

Can Turkiye and Israel Co-operate On Energy in the Eastern Mediterranean?

China Hosts Regional Meeting As It Looks to Engage With the Taliban

China Hosts Regional Meeting As It Looks to Engage With the Taliban

Israel Hosts Historic Summit With Arab Foreign Ministers

Israel Hosts Historic Summit With Arab Foreign Ministers

Are Israel and Arab Countries Uniting Against Iran?

Are Israel and Arab Countries Uniting Against Iran?

Is the Conflict in Ukraine Forcing Countries to Re-Calculate Their Defence Needs?

Is the Conflict in Ukraine Forcing Countries to Re-Calculate Their Defence Needs?

NATO Says It Would Respond if Russia Uses Chemical Weapons in Ukraine

NATO Says It Would Respond if Russia Uses Chemical Weapons in Ukraine

NATO to Bolster Troops in Eastern Europe As Ukraine Conflict Intensifies

NATO to Bolster Troops in Eastern Europe As Ukraine Conflict Intensifies

Turkiye Opens the World’s Longest Suspension Bridge

Turkiye Opens the World’s Longest Suspension Bridge

Could the Conflict in Ukraine Help Iran Get a Better Nuclear Deal?

Could the Conflict in Ukraine Help Iran Get a Better Nuclear Deal?

Is Iran Set to Get a Better Nuclear Deal Due to the Conflict in Ukraine?

Is Iran Set to Get a Better Nuclear Deal Due to the Conflict in Ukraine?

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