STAR USHAK CARPET

Center Anatolia second half XVII century, cm 440×265

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The Star Ushak, one of the most successful types of Anatolian rugs, are characterized by star medallions interspersed with a lozenge, arranged in parallel rows staggered on the field, so as to create an infinite effect.
The 8-pointed star, with the lotus flower arranged in a radius, does not derive from traditional Anatolian motifs but has much more distant origins. Most likely it was developed by the artists (miniaturists) who worked at the Ottoman court, on the basis of similar motifs that circulated in the Persian, pre-Safavid world and in particular those of the schools of Tabriz or Herat, Chinese or Mongolian origin.

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