Wool (warp, weft and pile); symmetrically knotted pile
Mount: H. 12 in. (30.5 cm) W. 9 1/4 in. (23.5 cm) D. 1 7/8 in. (2.5 cm)
Anonymous Gift, 1974
Not on view
This fragment, one of the oldest surviving examples of Turkish carpet weaving, is related to a group of early carpets found in mosques of central Anatolia. Originally, the pattern consisted of rows of dark blue hexagons, one of which is still partially visible here.