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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.
MEDIUM Wool pile on cotton foundation, symmetrical knot
  • Place Made: Northwest, Iran
  • DATES 18th century
    DIMENSIONS 110 x 71 in. (279.4 x 180.3 cm)  (show scale)
    MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
    ACCESSION NUMBER 84.140.16
    CREDIT LINE Bequest of Mrs. Joseph V. McMullan, gift of the Beaupre Charitable Trust in memory of Joseph V. McMullan
    RIGHTS STATEMENT Creative Commons-BY
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    CAPTION 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
    IMAGE overall, 84.140.16_colorcorrected_SL1.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph
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    CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION 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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