Fragment of a lattice-and-blossom carpet

Rug

Indian (Kashmiri or Lahore)
Mughal Dynasty
second half of the 17th century


Object Place: Kashmir or Lahore, India

Dimensions

Overall: 34 x 21cm (13 3/8 x 8 1/4in.)

Accession Number

04.254

Medium or Technique

Silk warp, silk weft, pashmina (fine goat fleece) knotted pile

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles

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.

Provenance

Denman Waldo Ross Collection; Gift from Denman Waldo Ross to the MFA, May 19. 1904

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection