This carpet, made in northwest Iran in the eighteenth century, is based on a type first produced in central Iran during the previous century. Known as a garden carpet, it represents a stylized version of traditional Persian garden, with landscaped sections divided by pools and channels of water. Flowering shrubs dot the field, while small fishlike motifs inhabit the central pool of water, depicted as as series of zigzagging lines.
Intersected vertically by wide watercourse of brown and yellow with fish and plants; central pool of red and blue with fountain in middle; horizontal watercourse narrower than vertical one; pale green ground with plant designs and corner sections of pools and very stylized pavilion design. Border of green and brown trefoils. 195 knots per sq. in.