Rug

Possibly Turkish, Bergama ("Transylvanian")
17th–18th century


Object Place: Bergama

Dimensions

Overall: 170.2 x 119.4 cm (67 x 47 in.)

Accession Number

31.973

Medium or Technique

Wool

Not On View

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles

“Transylvanian” double-niche carpet. Warp: yellow wool. Weft: red wool. Pile: wool, 16 Ghiordes knots to the square centimetre. Design: mainfield red, with angular flowers and lamps blue spandrels; Main border red, with cartouches in ivory. Knotted warp fringe.

Provenance

By 1929, Charles O. Richardson, MA [see note]; 1931, sold by Charles O. Richardson to the MFA. (Accession Date: December 3, 1931)

NOTE:
Lent to the MFA May 4, 1929.

Credit Line

William Alfred Paine Fund