The American Conference on Oriental Rugs is a non-profit organization established for the understanding and appreciation of oriental rugs and textiles through its bi-annual conferences and its member rug and textile societies throughout North America.
Begun in 1976, ICOC is the original and oldest conference organization for understanding Oriental carpets and related textile arts. See their website for International Conferences, Regional Conferences, Educational Tours, and Books of their world-class carpet exhibitions. Also, ICOC Conference lectures are published in Oriental Carpet & Textile Studies (OCTS).
The 11th International Conference on Oriental Carpets (ICOC) was held in Istanbul, Turkey in 2007. For more information please visit the website sponsored by Kilim.com.
This web site is about a fiber-art designer, Belkis Balpinar from Istanbul - Turkey who has started to use the traditional kilim technique to use her contemporary artistic ideas on this medium. It shows some examples of these so-called artkilims as part of interior decoration and as well as wall hangings as art work.
A non-commercial site devoted to textiles, especially tribal weavings where rug enthusiasts can connect through discussion boards focusing on new topics and through the 'salons' with a panel of hosts choosing a topic for discussion about once a week. Collectors are also encouraged to post images and comments of the rugs for discussion on a "Virtual Show-and-Tell" page. Turkotek also provides articles and lecture notes of courses about oriental rugs and related ethnographic textiles.
Jozan Magazine - Photogallery with more than 1350 rug images, auction news and informations on oriental rugs and kilims.