Monthly Archives: December 2016

What Are Holbein Carpets?

Holbein Carpets are probably the first incarnation of what would go on to become Lotto Carpets, Memlings, Bellinis, Ghirlandaios, Crivellis, and so on. Essentially, these were standard, traditional forms of Anatolian kilims that Europeans came to have their own set of associations with, and therefore coined their own terms to deal with. Holbein Carpets in …

 

What Are Lotto Carpets?

If “Lotto” seems like an usual name for carpets and Anatolian carpets , then it’s because it is. These carpets are stunning for their Arabesque motifs, and are actually what is typically referred to more appropriately as Arabesque Usak. However, in the 16th century these carpets that were produced in Anatolia gained popularity, both within the Ottoman Empire …

 
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