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Warp, brown wool; weft, brown wool. White rectangular panel on dark blue ground; this is surrounded by a blue-ground border with multicolored stars and then a white border with cruciform motifs.The motifs include various geometrical forms worked in red, reddish-pink, yellow, blues, greens,...

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Purchased from John Gorakian. May 1, 1913.

Credit Line

Julia Bradford Huntington James Fund

Persian (Shahsevan), 19th century

Object Place

Khamseh or Moghan steppe, Northwest Iran


126.0 x 51.8 cm (49 5/8 x 20 3/8 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Wool warp and weft; sumak weft wrapping and slit tapestry


Textiles and Fashion Arts