- 16th century
- MATERIAL AND TECHNIQUE:
- 127 × 62 1/2 in. (3 m 22.58 cm × 1 m 58.75 cm)
- Decorative Arts and Design
- Not On View
- CREDIT LINE:
- Dallas Museum of Art, The Wendy and Emery Reves Collection
- Image courtesy Dallas Museum of Art.
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This very fine salmon, red, yellow, and blue rug has borders with alternating pairs of confronted and addorsed monsters. The large central rectangular field has an overall trellis design with leafed crosses at their intertices and tiny cruciform quatrefoils within the trelliswork, reminding us of the then recent Christian unification of Spain. The pattern of this rug is more indebted to the Italian Renaissance than to earlier Moorish geometric designs.
Dallas Museum of Art, The Wendy and Emery Reves Collection (Dallas, Texas: Dallas Museum of Art, 1985), 208.
Learn more about the origin of Alcaraz rugs in Spain.