East Asian Art
Mamluk RugMade in Cairo, Egypt, Africa
Artist/maker unknown, Egyptian
1943-40-63The John D. McIlhenny Collection, 1943
LabelMamluk carpets are characterized by a central, dominant octagonal medallion surrounded by a great variety of smaller, geometric motifs. They take their name from the Mamluk dynasties that ruled Egypt from 1250 through 1517. Carpets of this design were produced in Cairo, largely for the southern European luxury trade.
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