Object Place: Lahore or Kashmir, northern India
461 x 191.8 cm (181 1/2 x 75 1/2 in.)
Medium or Technique
Cotton warp, cotton weft, wool knotted pile
Not On View
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.
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)
Gift of John Goelet