Rug of the Month September 2014 – the Kamla Mamluk (M-7a)
The Kamla Mamluk (M-7a) presents the popular Mamluk design that is originated in the 14th-15th Century in Egypt. Characteristic of this special design are the patterns in geometric structure - the main element is a central medallion, which consists of an octagon, a square and a diamond, which are put on top of each other. This interaction creates the impression of an eight-pointed star. An unusual feature of these rugs is also the missing contrast between the border and the midfield. The Mamluk rugs have a significant historical value, that's why ancient Mamluk rugs are an integral part of the exhibition of famous museums such as the Museum of Applied Arts in Vienna and the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York.
The new Mamluk rug of Mischioff's Kamla Collection shows this popular, almost unchanged Mamluk design - but now in a fresh and contemporary look. New, modern colour combinations like the various blues, turquoises and greens give this rug its young appearance. An additionally available, lighter colour combination in beige and light-blue shows the Mamluk design in modern colours. The rugs are made of 100% New Zealand wool, dyed with natural vegetable colours. The good quality of the wool guarantees the durability and easy-care character of the Kamla rugs. With its fine 10/10 knotting with about 160.000 knots per squaremeter, the Kamla Mamluk is very robust and ideally applicable even for high traffic areas and rooms. Standard size of the Kamla Mamluk is 300 x 240 cm, but all designs and colour variants of the Kamla Collection can be produced in any desired custom sizes.
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