The Small Pattern Holbein carpets are named after the German
renaissance painter Hans Holbein the Younger (1497-1543) who
depicted this design in his painting "George Gizse" (1532,
National Gallery, London). It has been estimated there are 70
Small Pattern Holbein carpets still in existence, mostly in
museums, with some in private collections. Like the Lotto
pattern carpets, their manufacture between the 15th and 18th
centuries is attributed to the Ushak region of Central Anatolia.