India or present–day Pakistan, Kashmir or Lahore
Cotton (warp and weft), wool (pile); asymmetrically knotted pile; H. 170 in. (431.8 cm), W. 81 3/4 in. (207.6 cm)
Purchase, Florance Waterbury Bequest and Rogers Fund, 1970 (1970.321)
Flowering plants, especially favored by Mughal artists, frequently appear on carpets. Here great care is given to render the drawing of flowers and the shading of the leaves as naturalistically as possible, yet nature is disregarded when two unrelated flowers grow from the same stem.