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Carpet fragment

Carpet fragment

  • Place of origin:

    Iran (made)

  • Date:

    1630-1640 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown (designed and made by)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Cotton and wool

  • Credit Line:

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

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Carpet fragment woven in pink, blue, yellow, orange and white on a soft pink ground.

WARP: white cotton; Z4S; depressed; 20 threads to the inch (80 per dm).

WEFT: white cotton; Z spun, unplied; 2 parallel threads per shoot and 3 shoots after each row of knots; 11 knots to the inch (42 per dm).

PILE; wool; 8 colours: red, light red, orange, yellow, green, light green, blue, light blue; asymmetrical knot, open to the left and tied around 2 threads; 110 knots to the sq. inch (1680 per sq. dm).

SIDE FINISH: both sides are cut

END FINISH: both ends are cut.

DESIGN: field: red ground with one complete palmette in dark blue, outlined in orange and yellow with flowers, leaves and stems.

Place of Origin

Iran (made)


1630-1640 (made)


Unknown (designed and made by)

Materials and Techniques

Cotton and wool


Length: 36 cm, Width: 51 cm, Length: 14 in, Width: 20 in

Descriptive line

Middle East, Carpet. Carpet fragment, wool knotted pile on cotton foundation, design of lotus with iris flowers on red ground, Safavid Isfahan, Iran, 1630-1640


Cotton; Wool


Textiles; Interiors; Floor coverings


Middle East Section

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