Carpet

Carpet

1800-1850

Undyed wool: ground warp; dark brown wool: ground weft; dyed wool (polychrome): Ghiordes knotted pile

Overall: 219.4 x 154.9 cm (86 3/8 x 61 in.)

Gift of Charles and Irma Wilkinson in honor of Evan and Brenda Turner 1989.473

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Nomadic groups, who moved across the grasslands and steppes between the Caucasus regions near the Caspian Sea to Central Asia and China, perfected the making of textiles, carpets, and other movable works of art. Carpets were woven from sheep’s wool to be strong and thick, and served as protection from the elements. This example is decorated with a double geometric sunburst motif.

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