Large-medallion Ushak carpet

rug

Turkish
17th–18th century


Dimensions

240 x 377 cm (94 1/2 x 148 7/16 in.); Legacy dimension: 3.77 m x 2.40 m

Accession Number

28.834

Medium or Technique

Wool

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles

Knotted pile (Ghiordes knot). Field: blue floral arabesque with large central oval medallion on dark red ground filled with star-shaped medallions and partial medallions. Border: floral with palmettes. Major colors: red, blue, blue-green, light pink; details in white, brown, yellow. Wool warp, weft, pile. Condition: pile worn; much bound edging repaired or lost; small areas of repair in field.

Credit Line

Gift of Eben Howard Gay