Beautiful Collection Of Antique Egyptian Rugs and Carpets
Antique Egyptian Rugs - Ottoman workshops produced a variety of carpet designs with familiar elements of flowers, palmettes, lotuses, medallions, arabesques, cloud bands. Rugs will all-wool construction thought to come from Cairo--established rug-weaving center when conquered by the Ottomans in 1517. Mamluk rugs have a limited palette of colors, geometric patterned design and used the Senneh or Persian knot.
Among the lesser known antique rug centers of the world is Egypt, but lesser known does not equate to lesser in terms of quality, color, design, and historical robustness. Perhaps Egyptian rugs remain inconspicuous in the world of antique rugs because Egypt lies in the shadow of some of the world's rug producing giants of yesterday and today (Persia and Turkey for two). Regardless, Egyptian rugs, particularly those woven in Cairo during the 16th and 17th centuries, are some of the most beautiful rugs ever woven given their unique and lively color palette and ancient design motifs.
9 Rugs Found in Egyptian Rugs
This antique Coptic textile depicts a primitive portrait embellished with simplistic details that add a stylistic richness to this unique textile piece from Egypt.
Woven in a versatile, restrained color palette, this Tabriz-style carpet uses a combination to star-like flowers and rosettes to make a dramatic statement.
This enthralling antique Egyptian textile depicts an alluring repeating pattern with human figures rendered in a combination of fiery reds and sultry yellows.
Woven with a subtle oatmeal-colored field and accents in sienna, olive and taupe, this elegant Egyptian carpet features meandering tendrils and minutely-detailed floral sprays throughout the field and border.
Woven in Egypt, this elegant Tabriz-style rug features a subtle latticework pattern decorated with dainty floral motifs and mutable geometric figures.
This sophisticated Tabriz-style rug from Egypt features an elegant combination of large palmettes and dainty foliage rendered in sophisticated earth-tone colors.
This magnificent, palatial Oriental carpet from Egypt was made in the Ottoman court workshops of Cairo almost five centuries ago.
Fabulous arabesques comprised of grand palmettes and gently arching vinescrolls decorate the soft ivory field of this contemporary Sultanabad-style rug from Egypt.
Woven in Egypt under imperial Ottoman Turkish rule, Cairene carpets are among the rarest and most luxurious carpets of the classical period. This gorgeous example showcases the finest qualities of these wonderful and timelessly beautiful compositions.