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Hegira 10th / AD 16th century, Ottoman
Wool on wool, woven with the Turkish double knot also known as the Gördes knot
Museum of Turkish and Islamic Arts
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This woollen rug was woven with Turkish double knots (Gördes knots) in Bergama in the AH 10th / AD 16th century. These rugs with rectangular frames and geometric and stylised floral motifs came to be known as 'Holbein' carpets after the German painter Hans Holbein, who included them in his paintings.