Vintage 16th Century Cairene Runner (size adjusted)
Vintage 16th Century Cairene Runner (size adjusted) Description:
A 16th century Cairene antique runner, the abrashed dusty rose field with stylized leaves and rosettes overall around a column of cusped medallions with crosses at each end and containing a floral branch within an ivory rosette border.
Woven in Egypt under imperial Ottoman Turkish rule, 'Cairene' rugs are among the rarest and most luxurious antique rugs. Although made for high-level Turkish patrons, the style of such Cairene carpets is strongly Persianized.