"Medallion Ushak" Carpet

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Made in large numbers and hugely popular both in the Ottoman empire and in Europe, medallion Ushak carpets such as this were produced from the later fifteenth century to the eighteenth. The design in theory repeats infinitely in all directions, although "cut" by the border. It consists of ogival medallions alternating with smaller eight-lobed "stars."

"Medallion Ushak" Carpet, Wool (warp, weft, and pile); symmetrically knotted pile

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