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Plate Eight

Plate Ten

Plate Twelve

Plate Fourteen

Plate Sixteen & Seventeen

Plate Nineteen

Plate Twenty-One

Plate Twenty-Three

Plate Twenty-Six

Plate Twenty-Eight

Plate Thirty
Plate Two

Plate Five, Six & Seven

Plate Nine

Plate Eleven

Plate Thirteen

Plate Fifteen

Plate Eighteen

Plate Twenty

Plate Twenty-Two

Plate Twenty-Four

Plate Twenty-Seven

Plate Twenty-Nine

Plate Thirty-One & Thirty-Two

PLATE THREE & FOUR


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The carpet both these fragments come from employed the same design trick as Plates One and Two in having no apparent unifying ground color. But otherwise the styles are worlds apart.

Plate Four is said to have been woven with 600 knots to the square inch and made with pashmina wool, a fine, extra high quality and costly wool spun from the Vicuna-like under hair of the Tibetan goat.

Both these fragments were recently published in the “Flowers Under Foot” catalog that accompanied the 1997 exhibition of Mughal Carpets staged by the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City.

The fact these fragments have jufti knotting, a technique of tying the knots over four instead of the normal two warp threads, could lead one to believe they were of east Persian manufacture.



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