Tartan House - Entry;
The Tartan House, located in the center of Karaman city, was built by Hacı Ahmet Efendi, a member of Tartanzade Family, in 1810. The building, with its layout based on a middle sofa and two flats, is one of the beautiful examples of Anatolian Turkish House Architecture. However, hand carving ornaments rather than wooden ornaments of the house are more striking. In the first floor’s octagonal ceiling, there are some pictures having images that could be used in Turkish art only after the Westernization process as in Sultanahmet Mosque, Dolmabahçe Palace, Maiden’s Tower, the Tomb of Sultan Mahmut, the second and paddle steamers, sailing ships, as well.