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Fragment of polygonal field of carpet

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This fragment was once part of a large, polygonal carpet with a field design of vegetation and cloudbands in lobed compartments. Its luxury pile material, pashmina, is rare in Persian carpets but characteristic of later, imperial-grade Indian ones. Warp, silk; weft, silk; pile, goat's fleece...

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Provenance

Denman Waldo Ross Collection

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection

Rug

Persian, Safavid Mughal, second half of 16th century

Object Place

Iran (Persia), probably eastern

Dimensions

Overall: 85 x 27.5cm (33 7/16 x 10 13/16in.)

Accession Number

04.111

Medium or Technique

Silk warp and weft, pashmina (fine goat's fleece) and cotton pile

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles