‘Apple of Eye’ Handicraft Exhibition from Kuveyt Turk

One of the Turkish arts that dominate the traditional culture and arts, the art of Kaat’ı or Paper Cutting will meet its lovers at Kurretu’l-‘Ayn Kaat’ı exhibition hosted by Kuveyt Türk.


The exhibition where the works of Müjgân Başköylü, the founder of New York Islamic Arts Center and the master of Kaat’ı (paper cutting) and of her students has been opened on last Thursday, October 13, at the exhibition hall of the General Management Building of Kuveyt Türk. Hosted by Ufuk Uyan, the CEO of Kuveyt Türk, the opening ceremony of the exhibition has attracted many art-lovers in addition the masters of Kaat’ı including Dürdane Ünver, Hikmet Barutçugil and Ali Hüsrevoğlu.

Speaking at the ceremony, Mr. Uyan said, “Turkish-Islamic traditional arts enjoy a special place among the activities we, as Kuveyt Türk, support in a bid to ‘preserve and maintain our values’. The art works which we keep very close to us at our branch offices have also inspired our service approach. We will do our best to get more public attraction and interest in our traditional arts by hosting the invaluable artists at our center more frequently and keeping this venue open to public.”

Taking a speech, Müjgân Başköylü, the Kaat’ı artist, said, “Our goal in founding the New York Islamic Arts Center was to see eyes glowing and introduce the Islamic arts to overseas art lovers. At this exhibition, we wanted to share our handicraft works and explain how we make them. On this very occasion, I express my cordial gratitude to Kuwait Turkish for its invaluable contributions”.

Kuveyt Türk keeps traditional arts alive

The Kaat’ı exhibition that will take the visitors through ‘a journey of the harmony of elegant sections’ stands out in that it is an authentic and pioneering work collecting reinterpreted works under the same umbrella.

Kuveyt Türk performing significant social responsibility project in an effort to enliven our values while contribution to the development of banking sector protects and looks after the Turkish-Islamic art works impressing the society. Our Bank is aiming at conveying the value and meaning of these works into the future accurately.

The exhibition will take place between October 13 – November 14, 2016 at the General Management Building of Kuveyt Türk at Esentepe.