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Rug (Mergoum)

Tunisian
1980


Accession Number

2018.3761

Medium or Technique

wool tapestry

Not On View

Classifications

Textiles

Long maroon red rug with center field of large scale diamonds with narrow outer border with white animal shapes, white fringe

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