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The Seley Carpet

Object Name: Carpet
Date: late 16th century
Geography: Iran
Culture: Islamic
Medium: Silk (warp), cotton (weft), wool (weft and pile); asymmetrically knotted pile
Dimensions: Rug: L. 280 in. (711.2 cm) W. 121 in. (307.3 cm) Tube: L. 157 in. (398.8 cm) Diam. 21 in. (53.3cm) Wt. 86 lbs. (39 kg) (carpet was weighed with 120 lb. tube at 204 lbs.)
Classification: Textiles-Rugs
Credit Line: Presented in memory of Richard Ettinghausen, Gift of Louis E., Theresa S., Hervey, and Elliot Jay Seley, and Purchase, Harris Brisbane Dick and Fletcher Funds, 1978
Accession Number: 1978.550

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