Philadelphia Museum of Art - Collections Object : Chintamani Rug

Chintamani Rug

Artist/maker unknown, Turkish

Made in central Anatolia, Turkey, Asia

17th - 18th century

Wool and possibly goat hair

10 feet 4 inches x 6 feet 10 inches (315 x 208.3 cm)

Curatorial Department:
East Asian Art

Object Location:

Currently not on view

Accession Number:

Credit Line:
The John D. McIlhenny Collection, bequest of Mrs. John D. McIlhenny, 1943

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Chintamani is the name for the East Asian Triple Jewel symbol and is used for Turkish rugs covered with rows of three small circles, one atop the others, above one or two wavy lines. The pattern may have also been based on the leopard spots and tiger stripes of Central and East Asian royal furs.