A MUGHAL CARPET BORDER FRAGMENT

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A MUGHAL CARPET BORDER FRAGMENT
INDIA, 17TH CENTURY

THE FIELD WITH THREE INTERLOCKED IVORY AND SHADED RED STAR LOZENGES, TWO CONTAINING DELICATE FLOWERING VINE AROUND A LARGE SPLIT PALMETTE, THE OTHER WITH A LARGE CENTRAL PALMETTE, FLANKED BY SHADED BLUE STYLISED ARABESQUE PANELS, IN A MUSTARD-YELLOW FLORAL BORDER, OVERALL WEAR, SOME REPAIR AND TINTING
2FT.9IN. X 1FT.4IN. (84CM. X 40CM.)

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THE BORDER DESIGN HERE IS ALMOST IDENTICAL TO THAT OF A MUGHAL CARPET IN THE METROPOLITAN MUSEUM OF ART, PUBLISHED IN GANS-RUEDIN, E.: INDIAN CARPETS, FRIBOURG, 1984, PP.82-3.
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