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Carpet, silk, woven in different colours with a blossoming tree, two flower vases and cartouches with an inscription: West Asia, Iran, Kashan, by Hajji Mullah Muhammad Hasan Mohtasham, 1850 - 1860
Mohtasham, Muhammad Hasan, Hajji Mullah, 1840 - 1890 (fl.), Weaver
Kashan, Iran, West Asia
1850 - 1860
Carpet, silk, woven with a symmetrical pattern of a tree with varied flowers underneath an arch, flanked by two large flower vases; the field framed by a wide border and guard stripes; in the spandrels two cartouches with the signature of the weaver; top and bottom a fringe. There are at least fifteen different colours used in its pattern.
Within the Middle East (12 May 1995)
Royal Museum of Scotland
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Scarce, Jennifer M., Domestic culture in the Middle East : An exploration of the household interior, Edinburgh, National Museums of Scotland, 1996