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Turkish Rugs in Medieval Europe

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Turkish Rugs in Medieval Europe

Rug weaving craft spread in Persian and Anatolia(modern day Turkey) during the period of Seljuks and evolved through various stages of development. Since the 13th century high quality rugs have been woven in certain Anatolian districts, becoming a dominant accessory item in houses, markets and palaces and spreading out to Europe. The fact that Anatolian rugs began to appear in European paintings from the 14th century with a further increase in the 15th century (Renaissance) indicates that these rugs were very popular in Europe. Common features of 13th century rugs which included geometric patterns, various figures depicting the tree of...

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