Lextra (4-Pc Star Ushak Coasterrug Set: Metropolitan Museum of Art), Coasterrug, Red/Black/Green/Yellow/Light Blue, 5.5 x 3.5 Inches, Set of Four (MSU-C)
For many years one of the best-selling CoasterRug images, the Star Ushak's classic design elements and rich colors complement most any environment. Thr original rug is attributed to Turkey, ca. 1500. Wool (wrap, weft and pile), symmetrically knotted pile. The Metropolitan Museum or Art. Bequest of Benjamin Altman, 1913 14.40.714. Produced in cooperation with The Metropolitan Museum of Art from a design in its collection. The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York is one of the world's largest and finest art museums. It's collections include more that two million works of art spanning five thousand years of world culture, from prehistory to the present and from every part of the globe. Nearly five million people visit the museum each year. 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. Copyright 2010 by The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York All rights reserved. Made in the U.S.A. www.metmuseum.org. A portion of the proceeds from the sale of this product will be used to support the Museum.