Senneh carpet with "Herati" pattern
182 x 135 cm (71 5/8 x 53 1/8 in.); Top edge: 49 1/2 in.
Medium or Technique
Cotton warp; wool (?) weft; wool pile
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Warp cotton, weft fine white wool. Knots wool, Sehna, nine to a centimeter vertically, seven to a centimeter horizontally or nineteen to twenty to an inch each way. Ground of main field white, Herati design in blue, pinks, reds, bright yellow, green and black. Ground of main border canary yellow; of narrower borders and guard bands, turquoise blue and red. Knotted fringe of warp threads on each end.
Said in register to have been a present to the French minister at the court of the Shah and to have been purchased at the sale of his effects. Bought by Charles C. Perkins for $450.00. Gift of George B. Dorr of $1000.00 to be expended in works of art for
Gift of George B. Dorr