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Carpet fragment

Carpet fragment

  • Place of origin:

    Turkey
    Istanbul
    Bursa

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Warp: green silk, Z3S, 36 threads per inch (154 per dm), depressed.
    Weft: red silk and wool, 3 shoots of weft after each row of knots, 11 knots per inch (44 per dm). 1st shoot: S-spun unplied threads of wool, 2nd: broader shoot of untwisted silk.
    Pile: wool and cotton, 7 colours, red, dark green, green, dark blue, light blue, light brown, white (cotton). Asymmetrical knot open to the left and tied around 2 threads. 198 knots per square inch (3,388 per sq dm).

  • Museum number:

    375-1891

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Carpet fragment, wool and cotton knotted pile on silk foundation, horizontal border design of floral and foliate scrolls and cloudbands on red ground

Place of Origin

Turkey
Istanbul
Bursa

Materials and Techniques

Warp: green silk, Z3S, 36 threads per inch (154 per dm), depressed.
Weft: red silk and wool, 3 shoots of weft after each row of knots, 11 knots per inch (44 per dm). 1st shoot: S-spun unplied threads of wool, 2nd: broader shoot of untwisted silk.
Pile: wool and cotton, 7 colours, red, dark green, green, dark blue, light blue, light brown, white (cotton). Asymmetrical knot open to the left and tied around 2 threads. 198 knots per square inch (3,388 per sq dm).

Dimensions

Length: 27 cm maximum length, Length: 25 cm Minimum, Width: 57 cm

Object history note

V&A object file notes fragments also in the following collections: Vienna, Berlin, Hannover, San Francisco, Washington. See object file in Asia Department.

Descriptive line

Middle East, Textile; Carpet fragment, wool and cotton knotted pile on silk foundation, horizontal border design of floral and foliate scrolls and cloudbands on red ground, Ottoman Istanbul or Bursa, Turkey, 1575-1600

Materials

Material

Techniques

Knotted pile

Collection

Textiles and Fashion Collection

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