Late 19th century
Object Place: Shushtar, Bakhtiari tribe, Iran
149.86 x 330.2 cm (59 x 130 in.)
Medium or Technique
Wool and cotton interlocking tapestry on wool warps
Not On View
Kilim with stepped guard borders, red and brown reciprocal main borders, dark blue field with three small stepped medallions connected by a pole and surrounded by botehs. Ends with solid-color horizontal stripes in camel, medium blue, white, red, pale blue, and orange-tan. Condition: damaged ends–broken warps, mends, and large holes in white cotton stripes at both ends. In dark blue field, 2 small holes and 2 areas of warp damage with intact wefts. Floor cover.
Purchased about 1922 by the mother of Dr. Zekiye Suleyman Eglar in Tiflis, Georgian Republic, where she lived; inherited by Dr. Eglar from her mother's estate prior to World War II and brought to the USA; inherited in 1983 from Dr. Eglar's estate by her nephew, Fazal Chowdhry, the donor.
Gift of Fazal A. Chowdhry in honor of Dr. Zekiye Suleyman Eglar