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Early Azerbaijan "Garden" rug, NW Iran, 18th century. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York (belonged to Carl Robert Lamm)
Representations of Persian gardens in carpets combine a bird’s-eye view of the classic four‑part garden (chahar bagh) with a profile of birds and trees. The oldest and most refined example, which served as the prototype for weavers in NW Iran, is dated 1622–32 and is currently in the Albert Hall Museum in Jaipur, India. In contrast, this carpet is highly stylized and the proportions between the main water channels and the surrounding gardens are less sophisticated.
Carl Robert Lamm, Näsby Castle, Sweden; James F. Ballard, St. Louis, MO (until 1922; gifted to MMA)