All the Plates illustrated so far belong to the
compartment/cartouche design group and one last example is included
for its dazzling beauty. This carpet, which dates somewhat after
the others, was probably woven some time between 1550-1600.
The connected compartment/cartouche layout they
all demonstrate often appears in the carpets depicted in late
Timurid miniature paintings and was later more fully developed
in Safavid book ornamentation and textiles.
Plate Eight is justly famous for its refined coloring,
with a unifying single ground color that shows a simplified