This is a gift replica of the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Star Ushak Carpet that will be on display as part of their new Islamic collection opening in the fall of 2011.
For many years one of the best-selling images, the Star Ushak’s classic design elements and rich colors complement most any environment.
The original rug is attributed to Turkey, ca. 1500
Wool (warp, weft and pile), symmetrically knotted pile
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Bequest of Benjamin Altman,1913 14.40.714
Produced in cooperation with The Metropolitan Museum of Art from a design in its collection.
The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York is one of the world’s largest and finest art museums. Its collections include more than two million works of art spanning five thousand years of world culture, from prehistory to the present and from every part of the globe. Nearly five million people visit the Museum each year.
The Metropolitan’s collection of Islamic art, which ranges in date from the seventh to the nineteenth century, reflects the great diversity and range of Islamic culture. Nearly 12,000 objects have been assembled at the Metropolitan from as far westward as Spain and Morocco and as far eastward as Central Asia, India, and Southeast Asia. The collection includes some of the finest Islamic carpets in existence.
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