East Asian Art
Tree CarpetMade in Iran, Asia
16th - 17th century
Artist/maker unknown, Iranian or Persian
1955-65-25The Joseph Lees Williams Memorial Collection, 1955
This carpet is one of the best known and most highly respected examples of the classic era of Persian carpet weaving (the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries). The six column-like cypress trees in varied blue-green shades form a striking symmetrical arrangement.
Originally, the carpet was almost forty feet long, twice as long as it now appears.
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