Our History.

  1. The Inception

    Gallery Ararat is founded by Burhan Kartal and opened its first gallery store in Van, Turkey with just a very few unique collection pieces

  2. Gallery Office in Kusadasi

    Burhan Kartal opened a Gallery Office in one of the most touristic locations in Turkey, Kusadasi. Many pieces from the Collection were moved there at the time for public display.

  3. Gallery Office in Istanbul

    Third Gallery Office opened its doors in the great city of Istanbul in one of the most prestigious hotels in Turkey, Polat Reniassence Hotel where so many unique pieces from our collection were transferred to exhibition.


Our Mission

In Gallery Ararat, we envision a society where lifestyle and culture of nomads are remembered and respected by the help of antique and vintage rugs and kilims.

Our Vision

We envision a gallery accessible to everyone as a vibrant public space in service of our community, to foster greater social engagement, critical thinking and creativity. Inspiring and challenging our community through art.


Our Goals

We aim to provide the highest quality of special pieces that should be well preserved, interpreted and understood through the handmade art of indigenous people