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.