Chichi or Dirband Type Carpet
Arts of the Islamic World
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Bequest of Mrs. Joseph V. McMullan, gift of the Beaupre Charitable Trust in memory of Joseph V. McMullan
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Chichi or Dirband Type Carpet, 1856. Wool, 55 1/2 x 33 1/2 in. (141 x 85.1 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Bequest of Mrs. Joseph V. McMullan, gift of the Beaupre Charitable Trust in memory of Joseph V. McMullan, 84.140.9. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 84.140.9.jpg)
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Central field: off-white with rows of repeating floral elements in red, light blue, and darker blue.
Borders (inner to outer):
#1 - narrow, light blue with red edge;
#2 - teal blue with red and white, blue, red and dark blue, and light blue with pink flowers;
#3 - light blue with dark blue lozenges;
#4 - red ground with pink pseudo-kufic and blue flowers;
#5 - same as no. 3 with yellow edge, woven fringe.
Knots per square inch: 184
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