The field design of this carpet, known as the 'serrated leaf lattice', originated in 15th century Ottoman court decorative art and went through many evolutionary stages before manifesting itself in the simplified yet gorgeous village form you see before you. This design exemplifies the way in which decorative motifs disseminate, both geographically and temporally.
For the source of the information above see John Taylor's incredible discussion on the topic here :
- Condition - Fair. All original. Medium/low pile all around. Complete. Some small tears and fraying.
- Size - 10'7" x 5'3"
- Age - 19th century
- Technical information - Wool pile. Cotton warps. Wool wefts. Symmetrically knotted.