'Transylvanian' Carpet

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Large numbers of western Anatolian carpets such as this one were imported into Europe during the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. So many were donated as pious gifts to churches throughout Romania and Hungary that they came to be known as "Transylvanian" carpets. Identifiable by distinctive border designs, their central motif likely is based upon Turkish prayer rugs. They were popular in Europe well into the nineteenth century.

#6647. Overview: Later Anatolian Carpets

'Transylvanian' Carpet, Wool (warp, weft and pile); symmetrically knotted pile

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