Mamluk rugs are one of the legacies of the Mamluk Dynasty that came to power in Egypt in the mid-13th century. And Cairo became the capital of their thriving carpet industry by the 15th century. These rugs are still popular in modern times and known for their complex design featuring a large medallion made up of intersecting compartments of various forms. These beautiful rugs are made from their lustrous wool. At QALEEN, we highly recommended this Egyptian beauty for your living spaces. Why not choose the one from our selection right now?
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Look at these rugs and you will easily understand why they have been in vogue for over 500 years. Known for their mesmerizing designs, intriguing patterns, and antique vibes, Mamluk rugs make your home feel like a luxurious palace.
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Mamluk Rugs—A Slave’s Art That Rules the Home Décor Front
The existence of Mamluk rugs dates back to the 16th century. They are said to be made by the Mamluk Dynasty of Egypt. The world “Mamluk” means “to be owned”. The Mamluk was a salve caste who accepted Islam and was owned by the Muslim Arab Caliphs.
They have protested to overthrow the rulers several times. For over two centuries (1250-1517), they ruled over Syria and Egypt.
During their reign, the art of rug making thrived. In fact, the timeline of the Mamluk dynasty is often considered as the renaissance of Islamic arts. The jaldar rugs made during their reign featured Islamic geometric ornamentation and highly detailed tiles. They were made using handspun of natural wool and dyes.
Today’s Mamluk rugs carry the same patterns and traits. They are known for their sublime quality and excellent design work.
There are two types of surviving Mamluk handmade rugs: one has a medallion as its centerpiece and the other has repeated medallion patterns.
Talking about the first one, it is the striking blend of arabesques and geometric forms which represent unity and simplicity within complexity. The rug usually features center medallions and the motifs of “kaleidoscopic” designs.
Damascus is the second type of Handmade Mamluk rugs and originated in Damascus, Syria in the 16th or 17th century. It features typical Damascus field patterns in a grid of small squares and rectangles. In other words, it looks like a chessboard carpet. Each box is filled with small motifs that surround star interlace. It is made with asymmetrical knots.
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At QALEEN, we sell handmade Mamluk rugs prepared by the weaving communities. Our Mamluk rugs are a magnificent representation of their classic 16th-century design, thanks to the skilled hands. Handmade modern rugs are not only durable but also made with passion and creativity. These rugs showcase the skills and aesthetics passed down generations. Unlike machine-made rugs, handmade rugs are unique—meaning no two maliki rugs will be the same due to the different artists. Another benefit is handmade rugs have minor imperfections. Therefore, no wonder why we only sell 100% handmade rugs.
Our low prices are no magic trick or a marketing gimmick. Cheap rates must have made you concerned about the quality of our products. Don’t worry! Our all rugs are of high quality and live up to your expectations. So, how do we do it? First of all, there is no middleman involved in the process. Therefore, we end up saving a huge on middleman fees. Secondly, we get the products at lower prices from the weavers due to our cordial relations with them.
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