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 …

Katja Oxman, In the Chamber (1989)

Katja Oxman, In the Chamber

In the Chamber is a print made by artist Katja Oxman in 1989. Oxman’s artwork consists of still-life prints, using Middle Eastern or Turkish carpets as a backdrop for an array of objects: boxes, fruits, flowers, feathers, small birds (in this case, a bird’s nest with eggs), postcards, and reproductions …

Shawl fragment

This shawl fragment is believed to be of Indian or Persian origin, and it functions in this exhibition as representative of an early nineteenth-century Indian shawl. This fragment, along with many other objects, was acquired by Amherst College in 1929 as a gift from conservationist, collector, and philanthropist George Dupont Pratt …