The carpet both these fragments
come from employed the same design trick as Plates One
and Two in having no apparent unifying ground color. But
otherwise the styles are worlds apart.
Plate Four is said to have been woven with 600 knots
to the square inch and made with pashmina wool, a fine,
extra high quality and costly wool spun from the Vicuna-like
under hair of the Tibetan goat.
Both these fragments were recently published in the “Flowers
Under Foot” catalog that accompanied the 1997 exhibition
of Mughal Carpets staged by the Metropolitan Museum of
Art in New York City.
The fact these fragments have jufti knotting, a technique
of tying the knots over four instead of the normal two
warp threads, could lead one to believe they were of east