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So-called "dragon" rug

Caucasian
Probably 17th century


Dimensions

Overall: 500 x 210.8 cm (196 7/8 x 83 in.)

Accession Number

06.2528

Medium or Technique

Wool

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles

Warp: wool. Weft: wool. Pile: wool. Turkish knots, 30 to 1 decimeter, or 7 to 1 inch (horizontal); 31 to 1 decimeter, or 9 to 1 inch (vertical). Design: large palmettes and elongated leaf-like forms, possibly derived from dragons. Colors: ground once black, pile almost all gone, warp and weft stained dark brown; other colors blue, red, orange, green, and cream white. Poor condition, ragged fringe.

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection