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Trinitarias carpet
(early 17th century-mid 17th century)

wool pile, cotton warp and weft
1044.0 × 336.5 cm
Place/s of Execution
Northern India, India
Accession Number
Asian Art
Credit Line
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Felton Bequest, 1959
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Gallery location
Not on display
Long, room-sized carpet with a design of a classical Persian style medallion hovering over a field of scrolling vines, blossoms, palmettes and cloudbands. These are enclosed by a main border of linked cartouches and an outer reciprocal trefoil minor border. The design is symmetrical around its central axis and the lobed central medallion extends across the width of the carpet to the extent that its flamed edges almost run into the border. There are no figural design elements. The overall design has the effect of running infinitely underneath the medallion, as opposed to some classical Indian or Persian carpets that are woven with an area of empty space around the medallion.