Mamluk rugs are heavily influenced by both the Turkish weaving tradition of the Mamluk Dynasty as well as the artistic designs of Cairo, Egypt. The central portion of these rugs is typically dedicated to large, ornate medallions, while the border edges consist of smaller, cartouches (Egyptian influence) or oblong medallions. The color combinations of these rugs typically consist of reds, yellows, and greens. The pale sheen of the muted colors is a characteristic design of Mamluk artisans. The hand-woven carpets consist of fine wool have a thicker pile than some other Persian rugs, but the tight weave technique typical of this style of rug remains. Due to the center of original production of these rugs began in Cairo, these rugs may also be referred to as "Cairene" rugs. In our recreated Mamluk rug, we have stayed true to the original design and have incorporated different materials such as real sari-silks and new hues from the undyed natural wool.