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HERAT CARPET WITH SCROLLING VINES (FRAGMENT)

cat. no. 84
East Persia,
Herat, late 16th century
371 x 281 cm
Warp silk
Weft wool, cotton
Knots wool, asymmetric
Knot count 3200
Inv. no. Or 315/1897/1907 HM


The fragment encompasses little more than the lower half of the original carpet. The differentiated, small-scale design and the correspondence in motif with the early carpets showing scrolling vines and animals point to a probable origin in Herat in the late 16th century. Indian “shade-in-shade” effects appear, as in cat. no. 85: pink tendrils without boundary lines in the red ground cartouches on the border.
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