Late 19th century

Object Place: Shushtar, Bakhtiari tribe, Iran


149.86 x 330.2 cm (59 x 130 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Wool and cotton interlocking tapestry on wool warps

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Asia, Textiles and Fashion Arts



Kilim with stepped guard borders, red and brown reciprocal main borders, dark blue field with three small stepped medallions connected by a pole and surrounded by botehs. Ends with solid-color horizontal stripes in camel, medium blue, white, red, pale blue, and orange-tan. Condition: damaged ends–broken warps, mends, and large holes in white cotton stripes at both ends. In dark blue field, 2 small holes and 2 areas of warp damage with intact wefts. Floor cover.


Purchased about 1922 by the mother of Dr. Zekiye Suleyman Eglar in Tiflis, Georgian Republic, where she lived; inherited by Dr. Eglar from her mother's estate prior to World War II and brought to the USA; inherited in 1983 from Dr. Eglar's estate by her nephew, Fazal Chowdhry, the donor.

Credit Line

Gift of Fazal A. Chowdhry in honor of Dr. Zekiye Suleyman Eglar