Late 19th century
Handwoven, wool, natural dyes
90.75 x 47.56 in (231 x 120.5 cm)
There is a black fabric sleeve sewn on the back of the carpet in case it is desired to be hung
A Southwest Persian carpet with a naïve composition of two poles stretching from the earth into the sky. Each pole is formed with five vertically stacked Memling guls. The central vertical axis includes six diamond lozenges for good fortune and to ward off evil spirits. The composition is woven on a deep red field colour and the carpet is framed by several elegant minimal borders of solid stripes and an outer border of mountain peaks.