Fragment of a Carpet with Niche and Flower Design

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This fragment was part of a carpet that had a pointed arch (a portion of the supporting column is seen at left) with a single flowering plant at the center. This is considered one of the finest examples of carpet weaving because of its extremely sensitive drawing and extraordinarily high knot count—2,552 knots per square inch.

Fragment of a Carpet with Niche and Flower Design, Silk (warp and weft), pashmina wool (pile); asymmetrically knotted pile

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