Shaped carpet

Rug

North Indian
Mughal Dynasty
about 1650


Object Place: Lahore or Kashmir, northern India

Dimensions

461 x 191.8 cm (181 1/2 x 75 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

66.228

Medium or Technique

Cotton warp, cotton weft, wool knotted pile

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles

Rectangular on three sides; fourth side indented to accommodate three sides of a polygon. Field is reddish crimson. On it are displayed individual plants of different varieties–roses, tulips, lilies, daisies, chrysanthemums–rendered in polychrome tones. A narrow border shows an undulating red stem bearing yellow and white chrysanthemum blossoms alternately, on a ground varying from blue to bluish green and running entirely around the carpet. Warp fringe appears along the inner and outer edges of the two pointed ends of the carpet.

Provenance

Nasli (1902-1971) and Alice (1910-1993) Heeramaneck, New York; by 1966, John Goelet, Ambainville (Oise) France; 1966, gift of Goelet to the MFA. (Accession Date: March 9, 1966)

Credit Line

Gift of John Goelet