Dec 8, 2009
Dec 8, 2009

Carpet Fragment

Carpet Fragment

late 1800s-early 1900s

Silk: knotted pile

Overall: 61 x 37.5 cm (24 x 14 3/4 in.)

Gift of Milton Girod 1988.243

Location

Description

This rectangular fragment has large spade-shaped palmettes filling each corner. The palmettes bear dark blue and red animals and birds on a cream/ivory background. The central dark blue medallion encloses an irregular, inscription-bearing green square. At the top and bottom center is a smaller inscription-bearing square with date palms extending from cardinal points; vertical palms divide the rectangle, and horizontal palms delineate the start of a new repeat wherein palmettes have dark blue background with cream/ivory animal figures.

See also
Collection: 
T - Islamic
Department: 
Textiles
Type of artwork: 
Carpet
Credit line: 
Gift of Milton Girod

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