Milas carpet

This carpet, made in Turkey circa 1900, represents a mystery for the Mount Holyoke College Art Museum, because no one knows how, or when, it came to the museum. It has been identified as a Milas carpet, suggesting it bears characteristics similar to other carpets produced in the district of …

Bag (khorjin)

This textile is the front part of a khorjin (bag). It was woven for a purely utilitarian purpose – it was designed to help the owner carry objects. It is believed to have been woven in the 19th century in Balochistan, an arid desert and mountainous region that stretches across southeastern …

Maker: UnknownCulture: IndianTitle: Silk scarfDate Made: n/aType: ClothingMaterials: silkPlace Made: Asia; IndiaCredit Line: Gift of Rev. Mr. I.N. Hurd.Accession Number: 27.O.M.Collection: Mount Holyoke College Art Museum

Silk scarf

This silk scarf was given to the Mount Holyoke College Art Museum in 1859 as a gift from Reverend Isaac Newton Hurd. Its accession number, 27.O.M., indicates that it was acquired before the museum adopted its current accession number system in 1974. It is believed to be Indian in origin, …