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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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Provenance

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

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection

Rug

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

Object Place

Kashmir or Lahore, India

Dimensions

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

Accession Number

03.702

Medium or Technique

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

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles