The North West Persian medallion carpets pave
the way for a whole other group of much more elaborately woven
medallion carpets and here the revolution of design is in full
swing. This group features a wide variety of animal figures
usually showing them in combat.
Real animal portraiture, like that appearing in
some of the previous examples, is unknown for in these carpets
the animal figures are always caricatures.
This group of animal carpets can be divided into
two sub-types, those with and those without medallions.