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East Mediterranean Carpets in the V&A

The third of HALI’s occasional series of in-depth articles on the carpet collections of London’s Victoria & Albert Museum, on the Mamluk, Cairene Ottoman and other classical East Mediterranean types, was published in 1981 in HALI 4/1. The collection is introduced by Keeper of Textiles Donald King, and the carpets are discussed and analysed by Robert Pinner and Michael Franses. To read the article please click here.


The Mounsey Mamluk, Egypt, 15th/16th century, 145 x 188 cm. Victoria & Albert Museum, T.26-1943

An In-Depth Category, C-14 dating if textiles, Caucasian carpets, Chinese & East Turkestan carpets, Chinese art, classical carpets, Indian carpets, Islamic textiles, Mamluk carpets, Musée Historique des Tissus, Museum collections, ottoman acrpets, Qaraqalpaq textikes, Safavid carpets, silk textiles, Spanish Carpets, Turkish carpets, Turkmen carpets, Victoria & Albert Museum

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