Fragment of a strapwork carpet

Rug

Indian (Deccan)
late 16th or 17th century


Object Place: India

Dimensions

Overall: 261 x 374cm (102 3/4 x 147 1/4in.)

Accession Number

33.644

Medium or Technique

Cotton and wool

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles

Warp, cotton; weft, cotton, three threads between each row if knots; pile, wool. Sixteen Persian (Sehna) knots to a square centimeter. The ground of the main field is deep rose, the design of heavy blue stems, flowers, etc. is of light and dark blue, greens, yellow, brown, pink and white. The ground of the main border is dark blue; the design is of large leaves and composite flowers. Much pieced and colored.

Provenance

Lent by Frank Gair Macomber, Oct. 4, 1909. Ret'd Dec. 21, 1923. Re-lent December 10, 1924.

Credit Line

Gift of Frank Gair Macomber