Garden Carpet

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Representations of Persian gardens in carpets combine a bird’s-eye view of the classic four‑part garden (chahar bagh) with a profile of birds and trees. The oldest and most refined example, which served as the prototype for weavers in Kurdistan, is dated 1622–32 and is currently in the Albert Hall Museum in Jaipur, India. In contrast, this carpet is highly stylized and the proportions between the main water channels and the surrounding gardens are less sophisticated.

Garden Carpet, Cotton (warp and weft), wool (pile); asymmetrically knotted pile

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