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  • Persia (present-day Iran)
  • carpet, 1880–1890, Qajar period (1794–1925)
  • Where object was made: Senna, Persia (present-day Sanandaj, Iran)
  • wool, silk, cotton warp
  • Object Height/Width: 195.58 x 132.08 cm
    Object Height/Width: 77 x 52 in
  • Source unknown
  • Not on display
  • 0000.2021

Carpet with two superimposed hexagonal medallions in the center. The outer medallion is decorated with botehs (Decorative motif derived from the shape of a leaf often found on Persian carpets and textiles). The center medallion has the same pattern as the corners surrounding the medallions. There are four bands around the border. The innermost is thin and has a white base. The second in from the center and the outermost band have yellow and white motifs on black. The fourth band has a red base with red, white, black ,green, and yellow floral and geometric motifs.