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17th century Bergama rug with Memling Gul motifs, Turkish and Islamic Arts Museum, Istanbul, inventory no: 290

acquired from the Çarşamba Mehmet Ağa Camii

Size: 156 cm. x 220 cm (139x223cm according to the other source), 21x22dm

warps, ivory two S ply,

Wefts: red, 2Z ply

Knot density: 20 x 20 dm2
Knot style: Turkish

SurceL Turkish Carpets from the 13th – 18th Centuries. (Tekstilbank), picture no: 55