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Wall hanging (Kalamkari) or prayer mat

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Qalamkar printed and painted with prayer design, cypress, and flowers.

Inscription

1203

Provenance

Bought by Eric Schroeder in Isfahan in 1931; Lent to MFA, July 23, 1937; Inherited from Mrs. Eric Schroeder, March 23, 1993 by Mark and Gay Schroeder; Gift to the MFA, October 27, 2004

Credit Line

Gift of Gay M. Schroeder and Mark C. W. Schroeder

Indian (for Persian market), Qajar, A.D. 1789 (dated 1203 [A.H.])

Object Place

probably Isfahan, Iran (Persia)

Dimensions

137.5 x 87 cm (54 1/8 x 34 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

2004.708

Medium or Technique

Printed and painted cotton plain weave

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles