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Border fragment of a silk carpet

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Border fragments like this are all that remain of a once magnificent Persian silk carpet. In its entirety it probably looked like the so-called Branicki carpet, which had the same clever border design of leafy palmettes with fish inside them or dragons slinking around their edges. [The Branicki...

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Credit Line

Julia Bradford Huntington James Fund


Persian, Safavid Dynasty, probably third quarter of the 16th century

Object Place

probably Kashan, Iran (Persia)


58 x 136 cm (22 13/16 x 53 9/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Silk knotted pile, silk warp, silk weft


Textiles and Fashion Arts