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Para-Mamluk Rug

Artist/maker unknown, Turkmen

Probably made in Tabriz, northwestern Iran, Iran, Asia
or made in northern Iraq, Iraq, Asia
or made in northern Syria, Syria, Asia

15th century

Wool and goat hair(?)

5 feet 10 inches x 4 feet 1 1/4 inches (177.8 x 125.1 cm)

Curatorial Department:
East Asian Art

Object Location:

Currently not on view

Accession Number:

Credit Line:
The Joseph Lees Williams Memorial Collection, 1955

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Para-Mamluk carpets were probably made in Anatolia, in workshops founded by craftsmen trained in the Mamluk carpet traditions of Egypt. They share some Mamluk details in their design, most notably rows of small trees and plants arranged around a central octagon.