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Rug

Algerian


Accession Number

RES.13.47

Medium or Technique

Wool, tapestry weave with brocading and knotted pile

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Collections

Africa and Oceania, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles

Tapestry-woven rug with white wool warp, reddish-brown ground, stripes of blue, white, green, black, some fuschia (analine); tufts along sides. Bands of brocading in chevron and wishbone patterns at each end. Large center medallion pattern, formed by rows of knotted pile (colors as above) spaced at approximately three-quarter-inch intervals (rows of reddish-brown plain weave between).

Provenance

About 1893, purchased in Algeria by Mr. and Mrs. Thornton K. Lothrop; 1913, gift of the Lothrops to the MFA. (Accession Date: November 6, 1913)

Credit Line

Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Thornton K. Lothrop