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Sacrifice #2: it has to last (after Yoshitoshi's "Drowsy: the appearance of a harlot of the Meiji era"), Iona Rozeal Brown, 2007, enamel, acrylic and paper on wooden panel. Courtesy of Rubell Family Collection, Miami
Late Mamluk Carpets: Some New Observations
Wednesday, October 17, 2012
Independent Carpet Scholar
Mamluk carpets, admired for their kaleidoscopic abstract patterns, are something of a mystery, emerging apparently out of nowhere in the late fifteenth century. Various lines of evidence, including representations of carpets in European paintings, suggest that their source was a little-known earlier tradition introduced to Egypt by weavers brought from elsewhere.
Sponsored by Asian and Islamic Art Forum
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