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Wool warp, weft and pile. Sehna knot. Red, yellow-green, and blue pile yarns. Main field: circular center (red ground), surrounded by octagon with points added to form a star (green ground). Surrounding are smaller octagon-stars (red ground except in corners, which have circle-in-square designs...

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1932, V. and L. Benguiat, Paris and New York; April 23, 1932, V. and L. Benguiat sale, American Art Association, New York, lot 34, sold for $2500 to French and Company, New York; sold by French and Co. to Adolph Loewi, Los Angeles; 1961, sold by Loewi to the the MFA. (Accession Date: September 20, 1961)

Credit Line

Helen and Alice Colburn Fund and Harriet Otis Cruft Fund


Egyptian (probably Cairo); Mamluk, Mamluk dynasty, mid-16th century

Object Place

probably Cairo, Egypt


278.9 x 268.9 cm (109 13/16 x 105 7/8 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Wool warp and wool weft with wool knotted pile


Textiles and Fashion Arts