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Carpet fragment

Carpet fragment

  • Place of origin:

    Iran (made)

  • Date:

    1550-1650 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Cotton and wool

  • Credit Line:

    Given by J. W. F. Morton, Esq.

  • Museum number:

    T.278-1966

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Carpet fragment of cotton and wool.

WARP: white cotton, Z4S; 30 threads per inch (110 per dm); depressed.

WEFT: white cotton; Z spun, unplied; 2 parallel threads per shoot; 3 shoots after each row of knots; 14 knots per inch (57 per dm).

PILE: wool; 13 colours: dark red, light red, dark yellow, yellow, green, light green, dark blue, blue, light blue, brown, light brown, black, white; asymmetrical knot open to the left and tied around 2 threads; 210 knots per sq. inch (3135 per sq. dm).

SIDE FINISH: cut

END FINISH: cut

DESIGN: dark red ground with multi-coloured, ornate cloud band with flowers, buds and stems.

DYE ANALYSIS: red = lac, brown = luteolin, dark yellow = luteolin, yellow = luteolin

Place of Origin

Iran (made)

Date

1550-1650 (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

Cotton and wool

Dimensions

Height: 9 in, Width: 12.5 in

Descriptive line

Middle East, Carpet. Carpet fragment, wool pile on cotton foundation, design of green and yellow cloud-band scroll and floral stems against red ground, Safavid Iran, 1550-1650

Materials

Cotton; Wool

Categories

Textiles; Floor coverings; Interiors

Collection

Middle East Section

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