Have you seen the wonderful designs of William Morris?
A key figure in the Arts & Crafts Movement, Morris championed a principle of handmade production that didn't chime with the Victorian era's focus on industrial'progress.
The source of the rug comes from the book Oriental Rugs Volume 1 Caucasian, Ian Bennett, Oriental Textile Press, Aberdeen 1993, nr.67 and Caucasian Carpets, E. Gans-Reudin, Thames and Hudson, Switzerland 1986, pg.68. This is a very popular Kazak design with the Memling ( Memlinc ) güls within octagons in a single vertical row rug from the late 19th century, Kazak region, Caucasus area. It is often difficult to distinguish between rugs woven in the Kazak, Karabakh, Genje, and Moghan districts. Rugs with rows of stepped and hooked rectangles within octagons (the so-called “Memling gül” named after the 15th century Flemish artist Hans Memling, in some of whose paintings such rugs are depicted) are often attributed without clear evidence to Moghan. As well as in many other Caucasian areas, pieces of this design were also woven in Anatolia, and it is generally assumed that the rugs which appear in Memling’s paintings, and those in the works of other 15th and 16th century Flemish and Italian painters, were probably Turkish rather than Caucasian. This theory, however, remains unproven. The design of the rug is interpreted by our designers, and soft colors are chosen for this rug.
Color summary: 7 colors of total most used 4 colors are