16th century Central Persian carpets at Museo Poldi Pezzoli

Category: Exhibitions

On 7 February 2023 the ‘Hali Caravan’ came to Milano as a part of the Hali Colloquium in Italy. The first event at 11 am included a visit at Museo Poldi Pezzoli and a lecture by Michael Franses about Central Persian carpets with focus on Qazvin carpets.

The ‘Tiger Carpet’ in Museo Poldi’s possession was the main attraction for the visit at the museum. Several Central Persian fragments were also on display.

Michael Franses during his lecture
Michael Franses during his lecture

The ‘Tiger Carpet’

‘The Tiger Carpet’, Central Persia, Qazvin according to Michael Franses, circa 1560.
‘The Tiger Carpet’, Central Persia, Qazvin according to Michael Franses, circa 1560.
Detail of the ‘Tiger Carpet’
Detail of the ‘Tiger Carpet’
Detail of the ‘Tiger Carpet’
Detail of the ‘Tiger Carpet’
Anna Beselin and Michael Franses discussing the ‘Tiger Carpet’
Anna Beselin and Michael Franses discussing the ‘Tiger Carpet’

Fragments

The Palmette and Cloudband rug. Central Persia, probably Isfahan, circa 1625-1650
The Palmette and Cloudband rug. Central Persia, probably Isfahan, circa 1625-1650
‘The Bardini Paradise Park Carpet’ fragment Qazvin, Central Persia
‘The Bardini Paradise Park Carpet’ fragment Qazvin, Central Persia
Ben Evans, Hali, tells about ‘The Vienna Palmette Rug’, East Persia, probably Mashad circa 1585-1625
Ben Evans, Hali, tells about ‘The Vienna Palmette Rug’, East Persia, probably Mashad circa 1585-1625
‘The Ungar Paradis Park Silk Salting Rug’ fragment. Qazvin, Central Persia 1550-1575
‘The Ungar Paradis Park Silk Salting Rug’ fragment. Qazvin, Central Persia 1550-1575
‘The Strapwork Border Carpet’, Central Persia, Isfahan circa 1585-1625
‘The Strapwork Border Carpet’, Central Persia, Isfahan circa 1585-1625
Michael Buddeberg, German collector and author, in front of ‘The Zurich-Burrell Cloudbands and Arabesques Carpet’. Probably Qazvin circa 1550-1565
Michael Buddeberg, German collector and author, in front of ‘The Zurich-Burrell Cloudbands and Arabesques Carpet’. Probably Qazvin circa 1550-1565

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