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"Transylvanian" double-niche carpet. Warp: yellow wool. Weft: red wool. Pile: wool, 16 Ghiordes knots to the square centimetre. Design: mainfield red, with angular flowers and lamps blue spandrels; Main border red, with cartouches in ivory. Knotted warp fringe.

Provenance

By 1929, Charles O. Richardson, MA [see note]; 1931, sold by Charles O. Richardson to the MFA. (Accession Date: December 3, 1931) NOTE: Lent to the MFA May 4, 1929.

Credit Line

William Alfred Paine Fund

Possibly Turkish, Bergama ("Transylvanian"), 17th–18th century

Object Place

Bergama

Accession Number

31.973

Medium or Technique

Wool

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles