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  • Persia (present-day Iran)
  • rug, circa 1890, Qajar period (1794–1925)
  • Where object was made: Heriz, Persia (present-day Iran)
  • wool pile on cotton
  • Object Length/Width: 447 x 355.5 cm
    Object Length/Width: 176 x 140 in
  • Source unknown
  • Not on display
  • 0000.2423

Carpet of predominately blue and red with abrash effects (Unintentional variations in the color of a rug caused by irregular dyeing of the yarn, or by using yarn from a different dye lot). There is a large roughly diamond shaped motif in the center with a dark blue motif in the center and four dark blue roughly triangular shapes around the edges. There is a red border with a thinner white border on either side on all four sides. It has white and blue motifs derived from the back of a turtle.