A Heriz silk rug, Northwest Persia
- silk, pile
- approximately 183 by 139cm; 6ft., 4ft. 7in.
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Silk rugs of this quality and weave are not known products of Indian looms, and this piece may have been made as a commission in Persia; but we cannot quite exclude the possibility that it was produced in India in a 'House of Crafts' or Art School under the guidance of a Persian weaver. There are two such schools which could possibly have accommodated such teachings. The Madras School of Art in Chennai (now the Government College of Fine Arts) established 1850 - and the Government College of Art & Craft in Kolkata, established 16 August 1854. However, in the absence of further information, on balance the rug is assigned to Northwest Persia.
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