Kilim rug

Persian (Sehna)
19th century


200 x 128 cm (78 3/4 x 50 3/8 in.); Legacy dimension: 1.28 x 2.

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Wool tapestry

Not On View


Asia, Textiles and Fashion Arts



Warp, wool; weft, wool. The deep rose pink ground is broken by irregular black medallions, in which the “Herat” or “fish” design, made up of flowers and leaves, is woven with pink, green, yellow, white, and reddish-violet wool. The ground of the main border is light blue, and the conventional floral design is woven with the same colors as the medallions.

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection