Khorasan Shrub Carpets

In the course of her research into classical oriental carpets, the author has identified a family of early Persian wool pile carpets linked by particular field motifs and border designs, as well as by shared structural and chromatic qualities. In this article she defines the features that allow us to consider them a discrete group, and presents the evidence for assigning them an east Persian provenance and dating them to the 17th and 18th centuries.