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The Art Institute of Chicago
Portion of a Carpet, Late 16th/early 17th century

Silk, wool, and cotton, plain weave with supplementary wrapping wefts forming cut pile through a technique known as "Persian" (Sehna) knots
104.1 x 294.3 cm (41 x 115 7/8 in.)
Weft repeat: 112 cm (44 in.)
Gift of Mrs. Siegfried G. Schmidt, 1964.554