Plate Ten was once in the possession of the Swedish
carpet savant and author F.R. Martin. It is more traditional
in style with an allover spiral vine and elements in the field
and border modeled directly after carpets seen in Timurid book
There seems to be a 50-100 year hiatus between
these Timurid illustrations, their bookbindings and the appearance
of these carpets at the beginning of the 16th century. Since
it is a simple step to transfer this design concept from a book
binding to a carpet surface and the question is: Why did it
take so long?
Most of the examples in this group are very large,
sometimes up to 40 feet long.