A beautiful textile fragment woven in Iran in the second half of the sixteenth century, once part of the central field of a huge carpet, is in the Museum’s collection. This magnificent piece exhibits the use of jufti
(paired) knotting, characteristic of a small group of carpets and fragments attributed to the northeastern Iranian province of Khurasan. The carefully drawn flowers, incorporating serrated curling leaves, resemble those of the so-called saz style, which became popular in Iran and Turkey in the sixteenth century. Our elegant shawl is based on this richly patterned textile.
Wool. Imported. 70'' x 22''.