A carpet, knotted in woollen pile and depicting a formal garden with a principal canal in cruciform configuration, bordered by cypress trees alternating with foliate shrubs on which perch affronted birds. In a square-shaped basin are four peacocks, at the point of intersection. The surfaces outlined by the main canal, each depict a further grid of smaller canals enclosing parterres planted with trees and shrubs. The axial pools or watercourses defining the formal Persian garden are known as a "chahar bagh" literally meaning "four-fold garden"


  • Title: Garden Carpet
  • Creator: Unknown
  • Date Created: 1001 AH
  • Physical Dimensions: w380 x h925 cm
  • Decoration: Vegetal, zoomorphic and architecural patterns.
  • Type: Dyed & knotted
  • Rights: al Sabah Collection
  • Medium: Cotton and wool.

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