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Bag face

Bag face

  • Place of origin:

    Central Asia (made)

  • Date:

    19th century (made)

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Bag face

WARP: cream wool; Z2S; 20 threads per inch (76 per dm).

WEFT: light brown wool; unable to ascertain spin and ply in the pile areas but in the plain weave end it is Z spun, unplied with 2 parallel threads per shoot; 1 shoot after each row of knots; 22 knots per inch (86 per dm).

PILE: wool and cotton; 7 colours: dark red, light red, dark green, green, dark blue, brown, white cotton; asymmetrical knot open to the right and tied around 2 threads; 220 knots per sq. inch (3268 per sq. dm).

SIDE FINISH: missing; a cotton cord has been attached at a later date.

END FINISH: Lower: 4 cms. plain weave remains with a row of symmetrical jufti knots which would have formed a fringe. Upper: cut across the pile with cotton cord attached later.

DESIGN: Field: dark red ground with three rows of three guls and two rows of stars.

Border (on three sides): rectangles containing lozenges.

Date catalogued: 15.6.94

Place of Origin

Central Asia (made)


19th century (made)


Length: 26 cm maximum, Length: 24 cm minimum, Width: 64 cm

Production Note

From The Anglo-Persian Carpet Co. , S. Kensington
For Registry description see that of CIRC.111-1924


Wool; Cotton


Middle East Section

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