The Ghirlandaio carpets are named after the Italian
Renaissance painter Domenico Ghirlandaio who depicts this design in his 1483 painting "Madonna and Child Enthroned".
The carpet that inspired ours is originally from the Evangelical
Church in Halchiu, it is now owned by the Black Church in Brasov.
It has an wide range of intensely saturated colors,
including rarely seen greens and purples. The
elemental design configuration, and probable early date, really qualifies
this rug as "proto-classical". This
commissioned by Andrea Pacciani for his shop in Parma Italy (www.andreapacciani.com) in a 51"x74" size, similar
in scale to
the original. By slightly varying the knot count, this
carpet could be made as a little larger, or as small as 29"x48",
while still maintaining the
integrity of the design. It was woven in Gaziantep by
Neziha Durkal & Yumma Donmez, completed in December of 2008.