Requires Photography

Rug (Mergoum)

Tunisian
1980s


Dimensions

Length x width: 240 × 109.2 cm (94 1/2 × 43 in.)

Accession Number

2018.3759

Medium or Technique

wool tapestry

Not On View

Classifications

Textiles

long red kilim with vertical patterning of zig-zag stripes in white and reds. Tag on back: $450

Provenance

Between about 1962 and 1989, acquired by Emanuel Balkin and Lorraine Balkin (b. 1930 - d. 2017) for Décor International, Boston; 2018, gift of Emanuel Balkin to the MFA. (Accession Date: December 12, 2018)

NOTE: Emanuel and Lorraine Balkin founded and operated the gallery Décor International from 1962 until 1989.

Credit Line

Gift of Emanuel Balkin