Original Mamluk carpets are some of the most mysterious rugs in existence, and scholars still debate the exact circumstances surrounding their production. Patterns focus on central medallions or a field of medallions within a geometric maze of polygon shapes. The effect is kaleidoscopic, and though the palette was usually limited to red, blue, green and yellow tones, these rugs are surprisingly rich in appearance. It is likely that this type of rug was produced in Egypt under the Mamluk dynasty, hence the name by which we know them today. Documents exist designating Cairo as a center of carpet weaving as early as the last decades of the fifteenth century. Rugs of this style can also be seen in Venetian Renaissance paintings, demonstrating their value and prestige. It is believed production continued in Egypt even after the 1517 Ottoman conquest, gradually absorbing other influences. Handmade Mamluk-inspired designs are highly sought after today and many feature the signature intersecting compartments surrounding bold medallions.
Silk Gray, Broken and Erased Mamluk Design, Hand Loomed, Wool and Silk, Oriental Rug
SKU : 435560
Exact Size: 9'10" x 14'0"
Ecru Brown, Hand Knotted, Mamluk Design with Geometric Medallions, Textured Wool and Silk, XL Runner Oriental Rug
SKU : 329610
Exact Size: 2'6" x 16'2"
Ecru Brown, Hand Knotted Mamluk Design with Geometric Medallions, Textured Wool and Silk, Oriental Rug
SKU : 329525
Exact Size: 9'0" x 12'1"
Cerulean Blue, Peshawar with Mamluk Design, Dense Weave, Natural Dyes, 100% Wool, Hand Knotted, Oriental Rug
SKU : 374680
Exact Size: 4'11" x 6'9"
Gainsboro and Dim Gray, Aryana with Ziegler Mahal All Over Colorful Design, Hand Knotted, Natural Dyes, Vibrant Wool, Square Oriental Rug
SKU : 373720
Exact Size: 9'10" x 10'2"
Gentle Gray, Aryana with 14th Century Mamluk Dynasty Pattern, Natural Dyes, Extra Soft Wool, Hand Knotted, Oriental Rug
SKU : 373080
Exact Size: 6'3" x 8'9"
Dolphin Gray, Hand Knotted, Natural Dyes, Vibrant Wool, Aryana with Ziegler Mahal All Over Colorful Design, Oriental Rug
SKU : 373045
Exact Size: 8'2" x 9'9"
Ice Gray, Hand Knotted, Aryana with Ziegler Mahal All Over Colorful Design, Vegetable Dyes, Soft and Shiny Wool, Oriental Rug
SKU : 373035
Exact Size: 10'1" x 13'11"
Antique Pewter with Gentle Gray, Vegetable Dyes, Pure Wool, Hand Knotted, Aryana with 14th Century Mamluk Dynasty Pattern, Oversized Oriental Rug
SKU : 372780
Exact Size: 11'9" x 16'1"
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