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.
The Star Ushaks classic design elements and rich colours complement most any environment. The original rug is attributed to Turkey, ca. 1500 Wool (warp, weft and pile), symmetrically knotted pile. Bequest of Benjamin Altman,1913.
3.5″ x 5.5″ (including fringe) and .15748″ thick
Lextra® yarn-dyed nylon fiber coating
Printed without ink
Natural rubber base