Plate One

Plate Three & Four

Plate Eight

Plate Ten

Plate Twelve

Plate Fourteen

Plate Sixteen & Seventeen

Plate Nineteen

Plate Twenty-One

Plate Twenty-Three

Plate Twenty-Six

Plate Twenty-Eight

Plate Thirty
Plate Two

Plate Five, Six & Seven

Plate Nine

Plate Eleven

Plate Thirteen

Plate Fifteen

Plate Eighteen

Plate Twenty

Plate Twenty-Two

Plate Twenty-Four

Plate Twenty-Seven

Plate Twenty-Nine

Plate Thirty-One & Thirty-Two


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The North West Persian medallion carpets pave the way for a whole other group of much more elaborately woven medallion carpets and here the revolution of design is in full swing. This group features a wide variety of animal figures usually showing them in combat.

Real animal portraiture, like that appearing in some of the previous examples, is unknown for in these carpets the animal figures are always caricatures.

This group of animal carpets can be divided into two sub-types, those with and those without medallions.