The Textile Museum R37.9.1
The symmetrical motif of flowers in a vase on a stand is familiar from
Chinese decorative arts. Chinese designs often influenced designs in carpets
from eastern Central Asia. Here, the flowers and background show color
alternation within a rectangular grid.
Compare the grid to that in the previous rug image. Then see if you can figure out the symmetries in each of the borders. Look for symmetry-breaking, too. Afterwards, compare these flowers to the more naturalistic floral style of the next rug image, a carpet from Mughal India.
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