Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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  • Persia (present-day Iran)
  • kilim, 1800s, Qajar period (1794–1925)
  • Where object was made: Zarand near Kermanshah, Persia (present-day Iran)
  • wool, cotton
  • Length/Width/Depth: 426.75 x 172.75 cm
    Length/Width/Depth: 168 x 68 in
  • William Bridges Thayer Memorial
  • Not on display
  • 1928.0820

Rug (kilim) with a blue rectangle in the center with geometric tree forms in blue, red, and cream in horizontal rows. There are three borders around all four sides. The inner and outermost borders have diamonds of red and blue or red and brown. The innermost border is cream with blue edges and has blue, red, pink, and navy geometric motifs repeating.