Fragment of polygonal field of carpet

Rug

Persian
Safavid Mughal
second half of 16th century


Object Place: Iran (Persia), probably eastern

Dimensions

Overall: 85 x 27.5cm (33 7/16 x 10 13/16in.)

Accession Number

04.111

Medium or Technique

Silk warp and weft, pashmina (fine goat's fleece) and cotton pile

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles

This fragment was once part of a large, polygonal carpet with a field design of vegetation and cloudbands in lobed compartments. Its luxury pile material, pashmina, is rare in Persian carpets but characteristic of later, imperial-grade Indian ones.

Warp, silk; weft, silk; pile, goat’s fleece and cotton; 110 Persian (Sehna) knots to a square centimeter. The design consists of parts of lobed medallions, detailed with vines, floral forms (palmettes), and clouds on light brown, light green, and red grounds.

Provenance

Denman Waldo Ross Collection

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection