Mamlouk
241 cm x 174 cm
Nr. 331188

€3,890

Floral Mamlouk, turquoise with Medaillon and border

Place of origin
Pakistan
Size241 cm x 174 cm (= 4.19 qm)
Manufacturinghand knotted
MaterialFlor: wool (handspun, natural color)
Weft & Warp: cotton
Knots/m2250.000
Pile height5mm
Conditionnew
Coloringturquoise, dark blue
EditionSingle piece

Place of origin

Mamlouk (more rarely also Mamluk) rugs were knotted in Egypt, especially in the 15th century, and can be found today almost exclusively in museums. This Mamlouk rug is a reinterpretation of the classic pattern, which is characterized by many different geometric shapes that give the rug a kaleidoscopic effect.

Patterns

The luxuriant flower motifs of this Mamlouk are elegant and varied. The graceful vegetative symbols representing flowers, leaves and branches are artfully intertwined.

In the middle of the central field of this Mamlouk is the symmetrical center, also called medallion. The design of the field is arranged in such a way that it gives the impression that the medallion is floating on the field.

The edge of the rug is decorated with an edging (border). The border forms a excellent contrast to the center.

The surface of this Mamlouk has a flecked effect. The color changes and light-dark shades of the pile yarn run across the length of the rug, making the colors shimmer and making the rug impervious to dirt. Because of these so-called color jumps Abrash the rug appears more lively. The flecking is the result of the wool of this Mamlouk being hand-spun. During dyeing, the natural dyes are absorbed differently.

The background of this Mamlouk is turquoise. The border features dark blue and turquoise. The dark blue center combines the colors light blue and light green.

Material

The technique used to produce the materials of the pile of this Mamlouk is over 200 years old. The wool is dyed with natural colors and spun by hand. Dyeing with natural or vegetable dyes is more complicated, expensive and time-consuming than dyeing with chemical dyes. For a bright red, for example, you would need about one kilogram of ground madder root per kilogram of wool as dye. For a strong, not too pale yellow, you would need two kilograms of the dye madder per kilogram of wool. Also spinning wool is time-consuming and labor-intensive. In addition, fewer and fewer people are able to hand spin wool.

But the effort is worth it: By dyeing with natural dyes, the high-quality wool retains its natural fat content. Wool dyed with natural colors and spun by hand creates fascinating, iridescent patterns. The charm of hand-spun wool with its slight irregularities and natural hues unfolds as a contrasting element in modern interiors, but also in rooms that are furnished in a more traditional or country house style. The weft and warp threads of this Mamlouk are made of cotton. This versatile material is tear-resistant and stretchable and, therefore, ideal for a durable backing fabric.

The colors of this carpet change depending on which side it is viewed from. It depends on whether the light falls on the line or against the line of the pile. We have therefore taken pictures of this rug from different perspectives.
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