The Coronation Carpet

In the previous post The Ardabil Carpet, it was mentioned that the companion carpet was in the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. The carpet can be found here, but is not on display. However, the LACMA holds another important carpet- the Coronation Carpet. The carpet was made a decade earlier than the Ardabil, between 1520-1530 CE in Safavid Persia. It is a knotted pile in wool on a cotton foundation fabric, 701 x 365.76 cm. There is not much information available on the LACMA website, but they do have pictures with zoom. I would recommend the LACMA website for the zoom but if you follow the links on the Ardabil Carpet post through to the V&A, there are articles there on the construction of Persian carpets.
Recommended Reading
Persian rug history.
Medieval Textiles– Issue 30, Dec 2001. Via Google Docs.

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