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Rug

Algerian?
late 19th century


Object Place: North Africa

Dimensions

129 x 200 cm (50 13/16 x 78 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

RES.13.46

Medium or Technique

Wool, tapestry weave

Not On View

Collections

Africa and Oceania, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles

Kilim. Tapestry woven. 1eight horizontal bands with brocading geometric patterns separated by solid bands (center band widest). Brocading patterns occur one to three times without overall balance or theme. Major colors: blue, maroon, yellow, green, white. Wool warp and weft. Condition: faded in part.

Provenance

About 1893, purchased in Algeria by Mr. and Mrs. Thornton K. Lothrop; 1913, gift of the Lothrops to the MFA. (Accession Date: November 6, 1913)

Credit Line

Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Thornton K. Lothrop