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Saddle cloth



Overall: 108 x 97 cm (42 1/2 x 38 3/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Cotton and wool

Not On View


Asia, Textiles and Fashion Arts



Warp, cotton; weft, cotton; pile, wool; 36 Persian (Sehna) knots to a square centimeter. The part of the cloth that covers the seat of the saddle has a yellow ground and a design suggesting the “herat” pattern; around the opening of the back of the saddle is a graduated border with a black ground crossed by borders of conventional flowers and “palm” leaves in yellow, light green, pink and white. The rest of the mainfield has the same design on a red ground. The whole is surrounded by three conventional floral borders.

Credit Line

Gift of John Gorakian