Carpet with Niche and Flower Design

Cotton (warp and weft), silk (weft), wool (pile); asymmetrically knotted pile | 154.9in | Mid-17th century

Unknown Artist

This weaving is part of a group that uses the most popular motif of the emperor Shah Jahan’s reign: the single flowering plant, in this case a poppy, set within a niche. The similarity of their design to tent panels with niches and to hangings shown ...
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