Border fragment of a carpet

Rug

Persian, "Herat group"
Safavid Dynasty
late 16th century


Object Place: Iran (Central or Eastern)

Dimensions

36 x 123 cm (14 3/16 x 48 7/16 in.)

Accession Number

04.1624

Medium or Technique

Silk warp, silk weft, wool knotted pile, silver-wrapped silk brocading

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles

Richly colored palmettes, brightened with silver brocading, dominate this border fragment of a now-lost carpet, which probably had a crimson field filled with vegetation, birds, and scrolling vines.

Warp, silk; weft, silk; pile, wool; 81 Persian (Sehna) knots to a square centimeter. The ground of the main border is dark green; that of the guard band is light blue and light red. The design of palmettes, leaves, and five-petaled flowers is of deep yellow, golden brown, blue, red, green, white, and silver.

Provenance

Denman Waldo Ross Collection

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection