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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Both this fragment and the previous Plate seem to be very early, although C.G. Ellis, perhaps the most famous carpet researcher of the second half of the 20th century, characteristically placed them quite a bit later into the 17th Century. He also theorized they had possibly been produced in India. However, this writer feels Ellis has mis-dated them by at least a century, as their archaic look gives us insight into what the interim period carpet style between the late Timurid and early Safavid periods might have looked like.