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ANTIQUE CARPETS
Fabulous animal carpet . Metropolitan Museum of Art , New York
and similar shades of colour , except the fact that several other carpets with exotic animals were found in Turkish mosques , scholars suggest Anatolian rather than Persian origin .
Let us not forget that the timeline associated with the production of previous Seljuk art does not correspond to the political events of their empire . On the other hand from the XIII century the Mongol-Ilkhanid government in Persia developed innovative artistic approaches with Chinese patterns brought by this nomadic dynasty . It should be noted that fabulous animals such as dragon and phoenix , appeared in Iranian book art , were popular during the Timurid reign .
Fabulous animal carpet . MIA , Doha
Thus , it can be concluded that since 1400 Turkic inhabitants of Eastern Anatolia , perhaps under some Iranian acculturation , were involved in the weaving of these fabulous animal carpets with composite creatures which nowadays are appreciated in the carpet study .
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