🌟Mamluk carpets

🌟Mamluk carpets, while scholars have not reached a consensus on a definite place or time of production, are generally accepted to have been produced from the second half of the 15th century to the middle of the 16th century. After being initially attributed to Damascus, these carpets were later identified as being produced in Cairo, Egypt, thanks to carpet fragments found in the city of Fustat and the testimonies of travelers. Mamluk carpets were utilized for interior decoration in both religious and residential structures. Adorned with geometric motifs and primarily featuring a red color palette, these carpets create a kaleidoscopic effect with interlocking stars and polygons typically encircling circular components. While predominantly manufactured in the palaces of Cairo, there's a debate about the potential influence and technology brought to Egypt by artisans from Iran or Central Asia. The Mamluk period was characterized by shifting political boundaries and the constant movement of people, making it plausible for foreign artisans to have reached Cairo. Following the Ottoman conquest in 1517, Mamluk carpets abandoned their geometric compositions in favor of the floral motifs favored by the Ottoman court, marking a transition in style and production for these carpets. 🕌🎨👑
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