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Fragment of a lattice-and-blossom carpet

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Decorative crimson carpets with blossoms enclosed by leafy latticework became popular in Mughal India during the second half of the seventeenth century. The most luxurious of these entered the collections of emperors and maharajas. Warp, silk; weft, silk, two strands between each row of knots;...

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Provenance

Denman Waldo Ross Collection; Gift from Denman Waldo Ross to the MFA, May 19. 1904

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection

Rug

Indian (Kashmiri or Lahore), Mughal Dynasty, second half of the 17th century

Object Place

Kashmir or Lahore, India

Dimensions

Overall: 34 x 21cm (13 3/8 x 8 1/4in.)

Accession Number

04.254

Medium or Technique

Silk warp, silk weft, pashmina (fine goat fleece) knotted pile

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles