Requires Photography

Rug (Mergoum)

Tunisian
1980


Accession Number

2018.3760

Medium or Technique

wool tapestry

Not On View

Classifications

Textiles

Long carpet in shades of red organized in three vertical bands of geometrick shapes and diamond zigzags

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