The Memling gul has it’s name because it is depicted in paintings by Hans Memling (1430 -1494) who was a painter in Flanders. This kind of gul can be found in Anatolian, Caucasian, Shasavan and Central Asian rugs. In Caucasian rugs it is called a
Moghan gul and in Central Asian rugs it has local names. “The Virgin and Child” by Hans Memling. ( Article by dr. Elmira Gyul) Memling rug fragment 15th century ( Ottoman Turkish Carpets – Exhibition in the Museum of Applied Arts) Napramach from the Collection of Reinhard Blanck and Stefan Dobadka with Chodor muyiz (Chodor horns). ( Article by dr. Elmira Gyul) A Shahsavan Sumakh bag face depicting an animal figure in a Memling Gul, Boz Qush, Khamseh area, Northwest Persia, 19th ct. Size 62 x 56 cm. ( Nagel 27 March 2012) A Kurdish rug, North West Persia. The field with three columns of linked shaded rust, ivory and light blue octagons, each containing polychrome Memling gul divided by checkered and hooked lozenges, in rust-red border of stellar flower head octagons and barber-pole bars between angular vine, running-dog and barber-pole stripes. ( Christies 12 June 2012) Moghan Kazak 5’8 x 6’6 circa 1825-50. (Exhibitor James Cohen at KARMA 2012)
in our rug book gallery.