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Aubussons, Axminsters, Savonneries, Tapestries, Persian carpets and more at Metropolitan Carpet Gallery

 

ORIENTAL RUGS DICTIONARY

Polonaise

 

Polonaise carpets are a group of 17th Century Persian carpets woven in silk and brocaded gold and silver. There are referred to as Polonaise because examples of this group were first exhibited by Count Czartoryski of Poland, and some of those displayed his family coat of arms. It is believed that these items were woven in Either Kashan or Isphahn, the two major weaving centers of Iran at the time. There are samples of Polonaise kilims as well.