Five Medallion Carpet

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Named the "Simonetti" carpet after a former owner, this majestic weaving is among the most famous of all Mamluk carpets. One of the larger floor coverings of its type, this example has five medallions instead of the more customary one or three, and it displays a slightly brighter and more varied palette. Likely produced in Egypt under the Mamluk dynasty, such carpets are surprisingly rich in appearance considering their relatively coarse weave and limited color range. The overall effect is that of a luminous mosaic.

#6649. The 'Simonetti' Carpet



  1. 6649. The 'Simonetti' Carpet
  2. 909. Kids: The 'Simonetti' Carpet
Five Medallion Carpet, Wool (warp, weft, and pile); asymmetrically knotted pile

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