In the central medallion of the Ushak (shown above, from one of our Blue Field Medallion carpets) there are "Rumi" motifs that are reminiscent of the Lotto arabesques. There are scholars that argue that the geometric Lotto arabesques were a degeneration of earlier Seljuk curvilinear designs, which are actually more accurately depicted in the Medallion carpets. This progression from the geometric to the curvilinear is termed a "design revolution" in carpet history and is attributed by some to influences east of Anatolia.

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