Kilim rug

Persian (Sehna)
19th century


Dimensions

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

Accession Number

15.1217

Medium or Technique

Wool tapestry

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles

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