This is a gift replica of the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Star Ushak Carpet that will be on display as part of their new Islamic collection opening in the fall of 2011.
The Metropolitan’s collection of Islamic art, which ranges in date from the seventh to the nineteenth century, reflects the great diversity and range of Islamic culture. Nearly 12,000 objects have been assembled at the Metropolitan from as far westward as Spain and Morocco and as far eastward as Central Asia, India, and Southeast Asia. The collection includes some of the finest Islamic carpets in existence.
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