‘Polonaise Carpet’, Anonymous, c. 1600 - c. 1625

‘Polonaise Carpet’, Anonymous, c. 1600 - c. 1625

silk, silver- and gold-wrapped thread, cotton, h 225.0cm × w 140.0cm. More details

This kind of costly silk carpet with gold- and silverwrapped thread was woven in the imperial workshops in Isfahan, Iran. In 1602 King Sigismund III Vasa of Poland ordered several of them for his daughter’s wedding. This explains why they are called ‘Polonaise’ carpets. This may be one of the carpets made on commission for Sigismund.

Collections with this work

RijksStudio

Anders Nog Iets added this work to WALLPAPER

March 21 2015 - 109 works

Geertruida M.P. Brouwer added this work to oosters tapijt

March 5 2015 - 27 works

Elisa added this work to Textiles

December 28 2014 - 21 works

Make your own creations with this work