Memluk Collection Carpet No1
Contemporary Rug Collection - Memluk Design
Size::3.00m x 2.07m (9ft 10 in x 6ft 9 in)
Pure wool with cotton warps
100% handmade in Afghanistan with traditional design
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This fabulous new collection incorporates the famous designs with the very best natural dyes to make these rugs some of the more exciting contemporary rugs to appear on the market in recent years. Excellent for both modern and more Classic interiors.These uniquely designed carpets are now being reproduced by various carpet weavers, using strong glossy wools, beautiful quality natural dyes and bold naturalistic patterning that had its basis in traditional design
These are part of beautiful modern day collection of the ancient and famous Memluk design carpets. Many studies have been conducted on Memluk carpets, but scholars have not come to a consensus as to when or where they were made. Production of surviving Memluk carpets started from the second half of the fifteenth century until the middle of the sixteenth century, and continued even after the Ottoman conquest of Egypt in 1517. The group of carpets produced in this period were initially called "Damascene" carpets after their attribution to Damascus, Syria. Furthermore, there are several eyewitness accounts by travelers placing a center of carpet production in Cairo.