Fragment of a millefleur carpet

Rug

Northern Indian (Kashmiri or Lahore)
Mughal Dynasty
about 1700


Object Place: Kashmir or Lahore, India

Dimensions

Overall: 34.5 x 19cm (13 9/16 x 7 1/2in.)

Accession Number

03.702

Medium or Technique

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

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Collections

Asia, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles

In the final phase of their development, the pashmina carpets of Mughal India display a charming profusion of tiny, clustered flowers.

Warp, silk; weft, silk; pile, fine goat fleece; 64 Persian (Senna) knots to a square centimeter. Ground, crimson; the design of small flowers and leaves is in rose-pink, ivory-yellow, orange, dark blue and blue green.

Provenance

Denman Waldo Ross Collection; Gift from Denman Waldo Ross to the MFA, February 16, 1903

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection