Plate One

Plate Three & Four

Plate Eight

Plate Ten

Plate Twelve

Plate Fourteen

Plate Sixteen & Seventeen

Plate Nineteen

Plate Twenty-One

Plate Twenty-Three

Plate Twenty-Six

Plate Twenty-Eight

Plate Thirty
Plate Two

Plate Five, Six & Seven

Plate Nine

Plate Eleven

Plate Thirteen

Plate Fifteen

Plate Eighteen

Plate Twenty

Plate Twenty-Two

Plate Twenty-Four

Plate Twenty-Seven

Plate Twenty-Nine

Plate Thirty-One & Thirty-Two


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All the Plates illustrated so far belong to the compartment/cartouche design group and one last example is included for its dazzling beauty. This carpet, which dates somewhat after the others, was probably woven some time between 1550-1600.

The connected compartment/cartouche layout they all demonstrate often appears in the carpets depicted in late Timurid miniature paintings and was later more fully developed in Safavid book ornamentation and textiles.

Plate Eight is justly famous for its refined coloring, with a unifying single ground color that shows a simplified figure-ground interface.