PLATE TWELVE


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This design is clearly the work of a court painter and generally this carpet has been attributed to East Persia.

At first glance it seems to belong to the same group as Plate Eleven but this comparison proves superficial on further examination. It is more clarifying to think in styles (or schools) than to attempt any artificial chronology, as we are probably viewing similar designs made in other places, i.e. Plate Eleven's place of manufacture more probably in North-West Persia, with different weaving techniques.