The approx. knot count is 8H x 7V per sq. cm.
The yellow ground colour found here is a rare colour to encounter for the complete field of a Kashan silk carpet. It demonstrates the consistent high quality and unusual nature of many of the "maharaja" carpets in the Roubeni Collection.
The pictorial cartouches in the border are a feature found on a number of Kashan carpets, in wool and silk. After Cecil Edwards toured Iran in the 1940s to write his famous book he indicates this particular design trait was particularly found in carpets of the village of Natanz a little outside Kashan (A. Cecil Edwards, The Persian Carpet, London, 1953). Natanz is also famous for the architectural jewel of an Imamzadah which can be found there, that of 'Abd al-Samad, originally decorated with some of the best 14th century Kashan lustre tiles ever made (Sheila Blair, The Ilkhanid Shrine Complex at Natanz, Iran, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1986).