Shaped carpet


North Indian
Mughal Dynasty
about 1650

Object Place: Lahore or Kashmir, northern India


461 x 191.8 cm (181 1/2 x 75 1/2 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Cotton warp, cotton weft, wool knotted pile

Not On View


Asia, Textiles and Fashion Arts



Rectangular on three sides; fourth side indented to accommodate three sides of a polygon. Field is reddish crimson. On it are displayed individual plants of different varieties–roses, tulips, lilies, daisies, chrysanthemums–rendered in polychrome tones. A narrow border shows an undulating red stem bearing yellow and white chrysanthemum blossoms alternately, on a ground varying from blue to bluish green and running entirely around the carpet. Warp fringe appears along the inner and outer edges of the two pointed ends of the carpet.


Nasli (1902-1971) and Alice (1910-1993) Heeramaneck, New York; by 1966, John Goelet, Amblainville (Oise) France; 1966, gift of Goelet to the MFA. (Accession Date: March 9, 1966)

Credit Line

Gift of John Goelet