On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 462

From the sixteenth century on, court and travelers’ accounts mention the city of Kirman as a production and export center of high-quality carpets, known for their rich color palette and sturdy structure. Bold interlaced arabesque bands in blue and white and dense floral patterns add to a field containing stylized dragonlike creatures, deer, and lions.

Carpet, Cotton (warp and weft), wool (weft and pile); asymmetrically knotted pile

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