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Border fragment of the "second Ardabil Carpet"

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Warp, silk: weft, silk: pile, wool: 64 Persian (Senna) knots to a square centimeter. The ground is deep pink; the design of palmettes and clouds is light and dark blue, yellow, brown, and white.

Provenance

1903, Denman Waldo Ross (b. 1953 - d. 1935), Cambridge, MA; 1903, gift of Dr. Denman Waldo Ross to the MFA. (Accession Date: February 16, 1903)

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection

Rug

Persian, Safavid Dynasty, about 1539–40

Object Place

Iran (Persia)

Dimensions

30 x 68 cm (11 13/16 x 26 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

03.701

Medium or Technique

Wool and silk: silk warp, silk weft, wool knotted pile

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles