Carpet with Garden Design
Arts of the Islamic World
This carpet, made in northwest Iran in the eighteenth century, is based on a type first produced in central Iran during the previous century. Known as a garden carpet, it represents a stylized version of a traditional Persian garden, with landscaped sections divided by pools and channels of water. Flowering shrubs dot the field, while small fish inhabit the central pool of water, depicted as a series of zigzagging lines.
Wool pile on cotton foundation, symmetrical knot
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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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Carpet with Garden Design, 18th century. Wool pile on cotton foundation, symmetrical knot, 110 x 71 in. (279.4 x 180.3 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Bequest of Mrs. Joseph V. McMullan, gift of the Beaupre Charitable Trust in memory of Joseph V. McMullan, 84.140.16. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 84.140.16_colorcorrected_SL1.jpg)
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Intersected vertically by wide watercourse of brown and yellow with fish and plants; central pool of red and blue with fountain in middle; horizontal watercourse narrower than vertical one; pale green ground with plant designs and corner sections of pools and very stylized pavilion design. Border of green and brown trefoils. 195 knots per sq. in.
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