Fragment of a pile “Seljuq carpet”
The David Collection
Hegira c. 800 / AD c. 1400
Seljuqs of Rum (Anatolian Seljuq)
This fragment has traditionally been linked with a number of carpets found in Konya and dated to the 13th century. Nearly all of them have a Kufi-like border and simple, geometric main field. This is the youngest in the group, confirmed by carbon-14 dating.
Anatolian carpets were praised by travellers such as Marco Polo and Ibn Battuta in the late 13th and 14th century.
"Fragment of a pile “Seljuq carpet”" in Explore Islamic Art Collections , Museum With No Frontiers, 2018. http://www.museumwnf.org/thematicgallery/thg_galleries/database_item.php?itemId=objects;EPM;dn;Mus21;33;en&id=carpets
MWNF Working Number: DN 33