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  • Place of origin:

    Iran (made)

  • Date:

    late 19th century (made)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    weaving, wool and cotton

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Warp: white cotton; Z4S; depressed; 39-44 threads per inch (152-176 per dm).

Weft: white cotton; Z3S; 1 shoot after each row of knots; 23-24 knots per inch (92-96 per dm.)

Pile: wool; 12 colours: dark red, red, orange, yellow, dark green, light green, dark blue, blue, light blue, pink, light brown, white; symmetrical knot tied around 1 threads; 448-528 knots per inch (6992-8448 per sq. dm).

Side finish: one cord oversewn with green silk.

End finish: Lower: 0.5 cm. plain weave with green wool weft with a pass of yellow/light brown wool, these form a plait on the left hand side; 2 lines of warp twining, 2 rows of knots, 2 rows of warp twining and 1 row of knots and then loose warp threads. Upper: as lower but with green wool weft and red/green decorative weft with the remains of a plait on the left; warp loops form a fringe.

Design: Field: white ground with small-scale Herati design with a red diamond with pink blossoms to either side; the curling leaves are orange/light blue with a dark blue central line. There are 9 and 2 half bands of diamonds. The lower 10 cms. of the field has very few of the tiny red details that are profuse above.

Main border: dark red ground with floral meander; the stem is dark blue with alternating yellow and light blue rosettes with white bar-like leaves and green diagonal leaves.

Inner and outer borders: yellow ground with clusters of small light blue, white and pink flowers. On either side of these is a light blue border with a small floral meander with a dark blue stem and mainly pink flowers and green diamond leaves. Along the lower outermost border green flowers alternate with the pink.

Place of Origin

Iran (made)


late 19th century (made)

Materials and Techniques

weaving, wool and cotton


Width: 1345 mm Top edge, Width: 1365 mm Bottom edge, Weight: 15 kg, Length: 1840 mm Proper right, Length: 1850 mm Proper left

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Production Note



Cotton; Wool; Silk






Middle East Section

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