Persian Pictorial Textile Scarf

Regular price $175.00

This striking oversize scarf evokes a spectacular pictorial carpet made in 17th-century Iran and housed at The Met. Featuring a European pictorial perspective and border compartments inhabited by figures in European-style dress, the textile's composition is evidently inspired by contemporary Flemish tapestries; however, the technique and execution are distinctly of the Safavid court. The carpet's Western influence indicates that it may have been woven in Iran for export or, perhaps, intended as a diplomatic gift.

  • 90% mordal / 10% cashmere
  • 54 x 72 inches
  • Dry clean only
  • Imported
  • Produced by the Metropolitan Museum of Art