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Fragment of a millefleur carpet

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In the final phase of their development, the pashmina carpets of Mughal India display a charming profusion of tiny, clustered flowers. Warp, silk; weft, silk; pile, fine goat fleece; 64 Persian (Senna) knots to a square centimeter. Ground, crimson; the design of small flowers and leaves is in...

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Denman Waldo Ross Collection; Gift from Denman Waldo Ross to the MFA, February 16, 1903

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection


Northern Indian (Kashmiri or Lahore), Mughal Dynasty, about 1700

Object Place

Kashmir or Lahore, India


Overall: 34.5 x 19cm (13 9/16 x 7 1/2in.)

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Medium or Technique

Silk warp, silk weft, pashmina (fine goat fleece) pile


Textiles and Fashion Arts