Silk and Metal Mughal Rug of the Polonaise Type

Silk and Metal Mughal Rug of the Polonaise Type 
Silk and Metal Mughal Rug of the Polonaise Type
Mughal India1, first half 17th Century, oxidized browns, losses to metallic areas with some silk Kashmir restorations, missing minor guard stripes both ends, applied fringe, minor area of fold wear one end. Approximately 6ft. 11 in. by 4ft. 11 in. (2.11 m. by 1.50 m.)Warp: Cotton Z4-6S, alternate warp strongly depressed, natural white

Weft: Cotton, 2Z (ivory) then 2 strands of unplied silk (light to dark shades of beige, some light red). The silk alternating between 2 rows of 2Z cotton, 3 shoots

Pile: Silk, with metallic-wrapped silk threads, asymmetrical knot open to the left

Density: 13-15 horizontal, 12-14 vertical

Sides: Silk, 2 bundles of threads overcast in pale salmon

Ends: Long silk macramé fringe (teal green) sewn over ends

Colors: Pale to deep aquamarine, salmon, lapis, pale azure, ice blue, celery, butterscotch, mushroom, celadon, maize, alabaster, chamois
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Provenance:
Charles T. Yerkes, New York.
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