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It seems like a quantum jump to this carpet that was formerly in the Rothschild Collection. The design is usually described as an "in-and-out" palmette carpet, demonstrating a further simplification of the Sangiorgi carpet's pattern although this ex-Rothschild carpet has enough chutzpah to still be a thought of as a Persian carpet.

A great many Safavid carpets were presumably made at a period when Qazvin was the capital city. At that time Herat was becoming a legend and Isfahan was still an ancient but provincial town. Not much has remained of the capital Shah Tahmasp founded but the Seljuk stone buildings, also located in a earthquake zone, have fared much better.

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