rug

 
Nationality
Persian
Creation date
Materials
wool
Mark Descriptions
Dated '1333 HIJRA' and inscribed 'FARS' on middle left side.
Dimensions
82 x 54 1/4 in.
Credit line
Gift of the Shaw-Burckhardt-Breener Foundation, Inc.
Accession number
72.161.10
Collection
Not Currently On View

This Qashqa'i carpet, influenced by sophisticated city rugs, was woven for a high tribal official, evident in the inscription and date (1333 HEGIRA) in the top part of the ivory field of the carpet.

 

The two concentric hexagonal medallions are filled with birds and floral motifs, while larger birds and four-legged animals with what appear to be riders fill the four corners of the ivory field.

Shaw-Burckhardt-Brenner Foundation, Inc; given to IMA 1972.
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