Carpet

17th century (made)

Length: 200.7 cm, Width: 121.9 cm

302-1894 MES

Wool carpet woven in 9 colours: aubergine, blue, blue-green, brown, green, ivory, pink, pink-red, blue red; centre has a purple cartouche having a pattern of angular flowering stems, symmetrically arranged, and issuing from two vases. The spandrils at the four corners are filled with floral ornament in blue on a red ground. The broad border is filled with cartouches, alternating with star-shaped panels, all enclosing floral devices. Warp: wool, ivory colour, Z2S, S-ply (Z-spin), slightly depressed. 18 knots to the inch; (8 per cm.) Weft: red wool; 2 shoots, 10 per inch (4 per cm). Pile: wool Knot: Turkish; 90 knots per sq. inch Ends: remains of over 2" of web in green wool Sides: 2 cords woven with white wool, oversewn together in red wool

Location: In Storage

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