Lampas fragment with blossoms in ogival lattice

Overall: 114.3 x 68.6 cm (45 x 27 in.); Mounted: 123.8 x 77.5 cm (48 3/4 x 30 1/2 in.)
Location: not on view
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The Iranian love of gardens was celebrated in poetry, yet textile patterns composed of blossoming plants only became fashionable in the 1630s, most likely inspired by European botanical engravings, and they dominated for the next 200 years. This design of composite plants within a curving ogival lattice is typically Iranian in the combination of blossoms with a prominent iris, range of colors, and technique with wefts floating, rather than bound in, across the back. However, the lattice layout framing blossoms were, on a larger scale, a hallmark of Ottoman Turkey.
Lampas fragment with blossoms in ogival lattice

Lampas fragment with blossoms in ogival lattice


Iran, Safavid period (1501–1722)

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