PLATE TWENTY-ONE


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This carpet was published in 1939 by Pope in his magnum opus,“Survey of Persian Art”.

The design here seems to follow on from the style of the Emperor's carpet. However, it lacks animals in the field although the border is decorated with swirling pheasants, a device used later in the Gulbenkian silk rug that is illustrated as Plate Twenty Seven.

For a marvelous fragment from a similar carpet to this one see Hali number 125, Textile Gallery advertisement.