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Border fragment of a carpet

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Richly colored palmettes, brightened with silver brocading, dominate this border fragment of a now-lost carpet, which probably had a crimson field filled with vegetation, birds, and scrolling vines. Warp, silk; weft, silk; pile, wool; 81 Persian (Sehna) knots to a square centimeter. The ground...

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Provenance

Denman Waldo Ross Collection

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection

Rug

Persian, "Herat group", Safavid Dynasty, late 16th century

Object Place

Iran (Central or Eastern)

Dimensions

36 x 123 cm (14 3/16 x 48 7/16 in.)

Accession Number

04.1624

Medium or Technique

Silk warp, silk weft, wool knotted pile, silver-wrapped silk brocading

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles