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"Holbein" Ezine Carpet, Western Anatolia (Canakkale region),
early XIX century. 5 feet 7 inches x 5 feet 1 inches. SL 70.205.14.
McMullan Colelction (published Islamic Carpets, Joseph V. McMullan).
1974.149.24. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
McMullan carpet incorporates all of these early Anatolian features and is
clearly in the tradition of the sixteenth century, the heyday of Anatolian
carpet production. But this village rug harks even farther back: it quite
unexpectedly includes four pairs of birds in the large center unit, while
each of the four smaller octagons contains two summarily treated pairs and
two vestigial pairs at the sides.