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Persian Cartouche Burnout Shawl

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Price: $75.00
Member Price: $67.50

Item# 80-020557 







Description

A splendid carpet in the Museums collection was woven in the seventeenth century in Iran. It features a distinctive pattern formed by tightly overlapping cartouches. These are exceptionally varied in coloring, and are adorned with finely drawn palmettes growing from a vine system. In its floral forms, technical structure, and rich color scheme, this carpet is related to similar carpets from Kirman in southern Iran. Its unusual cartouche design, however, is also found in two carpets that have been attributed to central Iran. Our lustrous burnout shawl design is adapted from this beautiful carpet.

Rayon/Silk. Imported. 70'' x 24 1/2''.

  • Rayon/Silk
  • Imported
  • 70'' x 24 1/2''

Art History

The Museums collection of Islamic art, which ranges in date from the seventh to the nineteenth century, reflects the great diversity and range of Islamic culture. Nearly 12,000 objects have been assembled in the Museum from as far westward as Spain and Morocco and as far eastward as Central Asia, India, and Southeast Asia.

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Description

A splendid carpet in the Museums collection was woven in the seventeenth century in Iran. It features a distinctive pattern formed by tightly overlapping cartouches. These are exceptionally varied in coloring, and are adorned with finely drawn palmettes growing from a vine system. In its floral forms, technical structure, and rich color scheme, this carpet is related to similar carpets from Kirman in southern Iran. Its unusual cartouche design, however, is also found in two carpets that have been attributed to central Iran. Our lustrous burnout shawl design is adapted from this beautiful carpet.

Rayon/Silk. Imported. 70'' x 24 1/2''.





  • Rayon/Silk
  • Imported
  • 70'' x 24 1/2''




Art History

The Museums collection of Islamic art, which ranges in date from the seventh to the nineteenth century, reflects the great diversity and range of Islamic culture. Nearly 12,000 objects have been assembled in the Museum from as far westward as Spain and Morocco and as far eastward as Central Asia, India, and Southeast Asia.


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