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Carpet (Ushak double-ended prayer rug)

A work made of wool, plain weave with supplementary wrapping wefts forming cut pile through a technique known as "ghiordes (turkish) knots".
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  • A work made of wool, plain weave with supplementary wrapping wefts forming cut pile through a technique known as "ghiordes (turkish) knots".

Date:

17th century

Artist:

Probably Romania

About this artwork

This carpet, generally known as a "Ushak double-ended prayer rug," was derived from the classical prayer carpet. It uses the niche motif, in a repeated version. It is a typical example of the adaptation of a sixteenth-century design element to the tastes of the seventeenth century.

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Title

Carpet (Ushak double-ended prayer rug)

Origin

Romania

Date

Made 1601–1700

Medium

Wool, plain weave with supplementary wrapping wefts forming cut pile through a technique known as "Ghiordes (Turkish) knots"

Dimensions

170.6 x 110.8 cm (67 1/8 x 43 5/8 in.)

Credit Line

Bequest of Russell Tyson

Reference Number

1964.994

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