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A fragment of carpet with wool knots. The ground is thick and stable, and wool pile is long with bright colours, in red, pink, white, beige, blue, black, greenish yellow, etc. Geometrical pattern on this carpet could be a section of border, though the whole carpet design is incomplete. A. Stein thought it was the local product in Xinjiang area.
Warp: wool, S-2Z ply, single, brown, thin and hard, 3 ends/cm; Weft: foundation weft: wool, Z twisted, thick but soft, white with light brown, triple or in four, 1 pass/cm; Knot: wool, Z twisted, paired, even triple or more occasionally, red, pink, white, beige, blue, black, greenish yellow, etc, knot on a single warp, in a height of 1-1.3cm, 3 knot per 2cm in weft direction; Weave structure: 1/1 for the foundation weave, knots are made onto every two warps.
經線：毛，兩根Z撚線合成S撚的股線，單根排列，淺褐色，3根/cm；地緯：毛， Z撚，白色帶褐，三至四根並列，1組/cm；栽絨：毛，Z撚，成雙織入，有時還會三根或四根一起織入，有紅、粉紅、白色、米色、藍、黑、草黃等色，單經扣，絨高約1-1.3cm，緯向3 結/2cm。組織：地組織：1/1平紋，每兩根經線中有一根栽入絨毛。
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Length: 24.50 centimetres
Width: 21.50 centimetres
- Not on display
- Exhibition history
2004 7 May-12 Sept, London, British Library, 'The Silk Road: Trade, Travel, War and Faith'
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- Acquisition notes
- The 1917-11-28 group (with MAS numbering) refers to objects from Stein's Second Central Asian Expedition, 1906-08. As the expedition was financed 3/ 5 by the Government of India and 2/5 by the British Museum, it was agreed that the finds from the expedition should be allocated in these proportions. All the finds were shipped to London for sorting, research and publication, and subsequent distribution. The distribution of the finds between London and India was determined by specialists, appointed by the Government of India (through the India Office, London) and the British Museum, who drew up lists of the objects for approval by both sides. The specialists included: Raphael Petrucci, under supervision of Dr E Denison Ross (nominated by India Office) and Laurence Binyon (British Museum) on paintings; Dr F W Thomas, Dr E Denison Ross (both nominated by India Office) and Dr L D Barnett (British Museum) on manuscripts and written documents; Dr E Denison Ross (nominated by India Office) and Laurence Binyon (British Museum) on archaeological/other finds. Although the lists were drawn up and approved in 1915, the Government of India asked the British Museum to look after the entire collection during the First World War, and those allocated to India were eventually shipped in 1919.
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Miscellaneous number: L.A.VI.ii.0046 (Stein no.)