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Safavid Carpet, early 17th century, Shah Abbas Period. The Metropolitan
Museum of Art
Medium: Cotton (warp and weft), wool (weft and pile); asymmetrically knotted
Credit Line: Gift of Mrs. Harry Payne Bingham, 1959
From the sixteenth century on, court and travelersí accounts mention the city of Kirman as a production and export center of high-quality carpets, known for their rich color palette and sturdy structure. Bold interlaced arabesque bands in blue and white and dense floral patterns add to a field containing stylized dragonlike creatures, deer, and lions.