Although basically a simple progressive repeat pattern, the design of this rug was obviously inspired by the garden theme which still underlay so many rug designs in the 18th and 19th centuries.
Quite unusual is the treatment of the main border which consists of a simple monochrome central stripe set off by two narrow bands with running triangles in alternate colours.
[Arts Council 1972]
Joseph V. McMullan, New York (by 1960–72; gifted to MMA)
"Catalogue of an exhibition held at the] Hayward Gallery, London, 19 October–10 December 1972." In Islamic Carpets from the Joseph V. McMullan Collection. London: Arts Council of Great Britain, 1972. no. 47, p. 44.
McMullan, Joseph V., and Ernst J. Grube. Islamic Carpets. New York: Near Eastern Art Research Center, 1965. no. 47, pp. 192-193, ill. pl. 47 (color).