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.
"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.).
- Object type
- Floor Covering
Persia (Asia) [historical region]
- Descriptive terms
- 2/16 x 57 2/16 (HxW) (inches)
- Accession Number
- Credit Line
- Gift of the Stephen Phillips Memorial Charitable Trust for Historic Preservation