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Fragment of a "grotesque" carpet

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Warp, cotton; weft, cotton; three weft shoots between each row of knots; pile, wool; thirty-six Persian (Sehna) knots to a square centimeter. On a dark red ground is a design of animals' heads swallowing smaller animals; between these are flowering trees and plants. The colors of the design...

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Provenance

Denman Waldo Ross Collection

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection

Rug

Indian, Mughal, 1580–85

Object Place

Fatehpur-Sikri, northern India

Dimensions

192 x 126.5 cm (75 9/16 x 49 13/16 in.)

Accession Number

04.1697

Medium or Technique

Cotton warp, cotton weft, wool pile

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles