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Prayer rug, 18th century; Mughal Probably Kashmir, India Wool pile on cotton and silk foundation. Paradise in Islam is described as a walled garden filled with flowers and cypress trees. Depictions of paradise in Islamic art often include a colorful garden of flowers sheltered by an arched gateway symbolic of the entrance to heaven. This artistic metaphor appears on textiles, architectural tile panels, and other objects, but is an especially appropriate decorative motif for prayer rugs. It…

Pashmina Carpet with Gateway-and-Millefleur Pattern second half century Geography: Made in Northern India, Kashmir Rug: H. 74 in.