Three fragments of a niche carpet

Rug

Indian
Mughal Dynasty
about 1630–40


Object Place: Kashmir or Lahore, northern India

Dimensions

61.0 x 11 cm (24 x 4 5/16 in.) (largest fragment)

Accession Number

08.388

Medium or Technique

Silk warp, silk weft, pashmina (fine goat fleece) pile

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Collections

Asia, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles

Largest and smallest fragments, from the border of an arch-design carpet: red background with lilies in deep cream-color and soft yellows, outlined and detailed with blue, green, yellow, and red. Middle-size fragment, from the carpet field: part of the cream-colored field, with arch formed of a leaf atop a column, and part of the guard stripe and leaf-and-vine secondary border.

Provenance

Denman Waldo Ross Collection; Gift from Denman Waldo Ross to the MFA, September 10, 1908

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection