Mamluk carpets are considered by many to be among the most beautiful rugs ever created. Their brilliant reds, greens, and blues are reminiscent of rubies, emeralds and sapphires. Simply by virtue of the fact that they date from the late 15th century, Mamluk rugs comprise one of the most significant groups of early classical carpets. Their lustrous wool and glorious colour, as well as their complex geometric designs and careful execution, are among the characteristics of a group that is cohesive in terms of design, structure, materials, colour and layout. Yet this is also a genre for which many questions remain unanswered. The emergence of this unique group rests upon no known development of rug-weaving traditions. Nor is the influence of the three colour (blue, red, green) geometric patterns of Mamluk rugs felt in later traditions, although Cairene Ottoman carpets made immediately after the Ottoman conquest of Egypt in 1517 share technical characteristics, while reflecting newly emergent Ottoman floral styles.
At Sotheby’s and Christie’s auction houses Oriental and Turkish carpets have sold in the millions. If you have ever wondered why they become so priceless the staff at Yurdan can answer some of your questions. As you learn more about the carpets you will know that they are not just lovely objects but precious heirlooms that will be cherished by each generation to come. Whatever your needs may be we have the carpets or rugs for you. We also carry many sizes from small throw rugs to large oversize carpets and hard to find runners. Yurdan carries a huge variety of different regions, each area illustrating their unique style. Some have bold patterns with vivid colour for the modern minimalists where others utilize more muted tones with delicate floral embellishment for those seeking a classic traditional look.
Info about oriental rugs is on Oriental Carpets Page