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Hand Knotted Mamluk Carpet

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Mamluk style carpets prevailed notably in Mediterranean commerce and appear in Venetian paintings as early as the sixteenth century. They are characterised by a central medallion surrounded by a variety of smaller geometric motifs, forming a kaleidoscopic appearance. The palette is limited to red, blue, green, and yellow tones. Cairo was the hub of production of this carpet during the last quarter of the fifteenth century, and production continued until the mid-sixteenth century, shortly after the 1517 Ottoman conquest of Egypt.

About the Collection

The Erased Ancestry Collection pays homage to the traditional, classical carpet and seeks inspiration from age old patterns, techniques and quality standards carefully preserved by master weavers. It is they who bring back these designs to life, knot by knot.

Design Name- Mamluk 7
Material- Hand-spun Wool and Bamboo Silk
Weaving Type- Hand-knotted
Colour- Red and White
Knot Density- 155000 knots per square meter
Knot Type- Persian Knots
Foundation- Cotton
Style- Erased Ancestry

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