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Rug

Persian
16th–17th century


Object Place: Persia

Dimensions

420 x 658 cm (165 3/8 x 259 1/16 in.)

Accession Number

28.908

Medium or Technique

Textile; Cotton and wool

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles

Warp: white cotton. Weft: white cotton three shoots between every row of knots. Knots: wool, Sehna type, 45 to dm. vertically. Design: ground of field deep pink, covered with large palmettes, cloud bands, and long serrated leaves, in several shades of yellow and orange dark and light blue, green, and cream. Color: ground of main border dark green on which are palmettes and leaves in similar colors to those on field; inner guard band on light blue ground, outer guard band on pink ground. Worn, repaired, and pieced, probably longer originally.

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Frederick T. Bradbury