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Medallion Carpet

Artist/maker unknown, Turkish

Made in Ushak, Anatolia, Turkey, Asia

16th - 17th century

Wool and possibly goat hair

17 feet 1 inches x 9 feet 9 inches (520.7 x 297.2 cm)

Curatorial Department:
East Asian Art

* Gallery 321, Asian Art, third floor

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Credit Line:
The Joseph Lees Williams Memorial Collection, 1955

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This carpet remains one of the finest examples of its type, despite numerous reweavings and fading. The complex pattern of floral motifs and arabesques, with two types of medallions in rows, testifies to the skill of the weavers.

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