Rug (Saddle rug)

19th Century

Indianapolis Museum of Art at Newfields

Indianapolis Museum of Art at Newfields

Rectangular shape with rounded corners; hand woven pile saddle rug of hand spun wool yarns: Tibetan looping technique (rather than knots) used in creating the pile; blue on red knot-like central medallion in dark blue field; six small flower-like geometric motifs also in field above and below central medallion (light blue on white with green single knot centers); filed surrounded by narrow white and light blue borders, a pearl border of white dots on a dark blue ground, followed by a narrow light blue band, a band of dark blue swastika meander on a white ground, surrounded by a narrow light blue band and an outer wider dark blue band; filed and border shapes are echoed in the rounded corner of the overall shape of the rug; fragments of dark brown wool yarn appear to be the remnants of previous stitching lines that ran parallel to one another spaced across the short dimension of the rug.

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  • Title: Rug (Saddle rug)
  • Date Created: 19th Century
  • Rights: Public Domain
  • Medium / Support: wool, cotton
  • External Link: See this object at www.imamuseum.org
  • Dimensions: 29 1/2 x 21 1/2 in.
  • Department: Textile and Fashion Arts
  • Credit Line: Gift of Jon M. and Deborah M. Anderson
  • Accession Number: 2008.42