Silk (warp, weft and pile); symmetrically knotted pile
Rug: L. 120 in. (304.8 cm)
W. 93 1/2 in. (237.49 cm)
Gift of Ann Payne Blumenthal, 1957
Not on view
Inscription: Persian: Location: In center, in center of border, in two cartouches at one end. Translation: In center: "Work of the dyer's shop." In center of border: "Rajab the honored [month], 14, in 128 [probably A.H. 1280: December 26, 1863]" In two cartouches: "They have had a parrot-like lesson."
Marking: See link panel.
Ann Payne Blumenthal, New York (until 1957; gifted to MMA)