This floral arabesque carpet belongs to a group previously attributed to both Iran and India dates to approximately the 17th century. The four ply warp points to Iran as the place of origination. Light and dark blue arabesque bands run symmetrically through the field, creating a sense of flow. The design is further elaborated by the fine network of buds, rosettes, leaves, and palmettes in the background, as well as by the equally vibrant main border, set against a blue background.
Design © The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Made in the USA
Mouse Rug dimensions - approximate finished size: 7.125" x 10.25" (including fringe) and .16" thick.