Fragment of a lattice-and-blossom carpet
Indian (Kashmiri or Lahore)
second half of the 17th century
Object Place: Kashmir or Lahore, India
Overall: 34 x 21cm (13 3/8 x 8 1/4in.)
Medium or Technique
Silk warp, silk weft, pashmina (fine goat fleece) knotted pile
Not On View
Decorative crimson carpets with blossoms enclosed by leafy latticework became popular in Mughal India during the second half of the seventeenth century. The most luxurious of these entered the collections of emperors and maharajas.
Warp, silk; weft, silk, two strands between each row of knots; pile, silk; 121 Persian (Sehna) knots to a square centimeter. The ground of the main field is dark red; the design of a framework, flowers, and leaves is white, deep yellow, green, blue, and red; the ground of the main border is white; the design consists of a waving stem broken at intervals by five-petaled flowers and leaves. The guard band has a design of S-like forms. Blue outline in places.
Denman Waldo Ross Collection; Gift from Denman Waldo Ross to the MFA, May 19. 1904
Denman Waldo Ross Collection