Rug fragment

Persian (Kirman)


40 x 93 cm (15 3/4 x 36 5/8 in.); Legacy dimension: .93 x .40

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Cotton and wool

Not On View


Asia, Textiles and Fashion Arts



Warp: cotton on two levels, 12 to a centimetre. Weft: cotton and two shades of brown wool. Knotting: wool, very much worn; about 48 Sehna knots to decimtre in length, 55 to decimetre in width. Design: arabesques and conventionalized flowers, in neutral yellow, and orange with outlines and accents of blue green and pink. The ground of compartments formed by arabesques is green, reddish pink, and pinkish brown. Very much worn, holes.

Credit Line

Gift of Miss Betty Prather