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Indo-Persian carpet

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Among the most esteemed oriental carpets in seventeenth-century northern Europe were those that featured Chinese-derived cloudbands and leaf-like forms called palmettes on crimson fields. Painters depicted these expensive carpets draped over tables or spred on floors under the feet of...

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Provenance

By 1966, John Goelet, Ambainville (Oise) France; 1966, gift of Goelet to the MFA. (Accession Date: March 9, 1966)

Credit Line

Gift of John Goelet

Rug

Persian, Safavid, 17th century

Object Place

probably Isfahan, Persia

Dimensions

202 x 141 cm (79 1/2 x 55 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

66.229

Medium or Technique

Cotton warp, cotton weft, wool pile, asymmetrical knot

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles