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Kirman ug

2006.44.510 (RS11288)

Description

Woven wool Kirman rug with center panel containing four rows of large botehs, which alternate by a row of four then a row of five. There are four borders. Two small borders have a band of dark red rosettes on a dark blue field. One smaller border has a ivory field and a meandering vine of red and blue rosettes. The largest border is called a Herati border and it is a band of continuous rosettes and palms linked by floral motifs. The edges are bound in a dark blue. At each end there is a small cotton strip.

Details

Maker
unknown
Inscriptions
"1 dark Kirmashan / 6 6 x 4 10 (Palm Leaves) / 1 Old Giodes (center Medallion) / 6 6 x 3 4 / Rewrapped 12/16/91" (Handwritten on piece of tape formerly on back lower right corner.)
Associated Building
Original to Phillips House (Salem, Mass.).
Material
cotton (textile)
wool (textile)
Object type
Floor Covering
Places
Persia (Asia) [historical region]
Descriptive terms
cotton (textile)
Kirman
Rug
rugs
wool (textile)
Dimensions
2/16 x 57 2/16 (HxW) (inches)
Accession Number
2006.44.510
Credit Line
Gift of the Stephen Phillips Memorial Charitable Trust for Historic Preservation
GUSN
197900

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