A new exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, NY on Persian carpets has opened. Six masterpieces of Iranian weaving dating back to the 16th and 17th centuries are on view at the Museum.
Most of the carpets are from royal provenance. The exhibition also has three 17th century (polonaise) carpets from the period of Shah Abbas the Great (1587-1629) and are made of silk and precious metal thread. Opulent weaving of this type decorated palaces in Isfahan to the amazement of European visitors.
These masterpieces of Persian carpets are on view at the Metropolitan through August 27.