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Carpet

19th century (made)
Artist/Maker
Place of origin

Hand-knotted wool pile carpet with pattern of flowering trees and conventional ornament arranged to form a trellis on crimson ground. The border is in two bands containing a conventional leaf on a yellow ground and floral ornament on a red ground respectively.


Object details
Categories
Object type
Materials and techniques
Hand-knotted wool pile
Brief description
Hand-knotted wool pile carpet, Shache, 19th century
Physical description
Hand-knotted wool pile carpet with pattern of flowering trees and conventional ornament arranged to form a trellis on crimson ground. The border is in two bands containing a conventional leaf on a yellow ground and floral ornament on a red ground respectively.
Dimensions
  • Top edge width: 1615mm
  • Bottom edge width: 1512mm
  • Proper right length: 3060mm
  • Proper left length: 3030mm
Gallery label
CARPET Hand-knotted wool pile. Yarkand; 19th century. 1469-1883 (I.S.) This carpet displays a mingling of Chinese and Persian influences, producing a distinctive regional style. The floral pattern of the central field is reminiscent of Persian design, although the separate elements, such as the clusters of stylised cloud-heads, are typically Chinese in character. The inner border is similarly of Chinese origin besides the typical Samarkand triple-blossom motif of the outer border. However the five-flower branches are characteristic of Xinjiang.
Production
Yarkand
Collection
Accession number
IS.1469-1883

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Record createdJune 25, 2009
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