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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

Türkiye Says 'It Got What It Wanted’ From Sweden and Finland to Support Their NATO Bids

Türkiye Says 'It Got What It Wanted’ From Sweden and Finland to Support Their NATO Bids

Photos and Video Show Greece Militarising Aegean Islands Close to Türkiye’s Bodrum

Photos and Video Show Greece Militarising Aegean Islands Close to Türkiye’s Bodrum

Protests Erupt After Tunisia’s President Says Islam Will Not Be State Religion

Protests Erupt After Tunisia’s President Says Islam Will Not Be State Religion

What Will Turkiye and Saudi Arabia’s ‘New Era of Co-operation’ Look Like?

What Will Turkiye and Saudi Arabia’s ‘New Era of Co-operation’ Look Like?

World Bank Says Turkiye Can Save Nearly $150 Billion if It Acts on Climate Change

World Bank Says Turkiye Can Save Nearly $150 Billion if It Acts on Climate Change

World Food Programme Halts Food Aid to South Sudan Due to Lack of Funds

World Food Programme Halts Food Aid to South Sudan Due to Lack of Funds

Could Israel and Egypt Become Major Gas Exporters to Europe?

Could Israel and Egypt Become Major Gas Exporters to Europe?

India Faces Huge Backlash Over BJP Official’s Remarks

India Faces Huge Backlash Over BJP Official’s Remarks

D-8 Organization Celebrating its 25th Anniversary in Istanbul

D-8 Organization Celebrating its 25th Anniversary in Istanbul

Normalisation Process Between Türkiye And Egypt Going Forward

Normalisation Process Between Türkiye And Egypt Going Forward

Is Iran Losing Its Influence in the Region?

Is Iran Losing Its Influence in the Region?

German Intelligence Report Says PKK Is the Biggest Foreign Extremist Group On Its Soil

German Intelligence Report Says PKK Is the Biggest Foreign Extremist Group On Its Soil

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