This rug is one of the rare group of carpets woven in the 'vase' technique which have a design of overall shrubs or trees. All of those dating from the first half of the century, which tend to be better spaced and have more complex borders, have only survived as fragments. Later in the century however there appear to have been a number made of smaller format, most of which have survived intact, as with the present rug. A closely related piece is in the Metropolitan Museum of Art (Ellis, C.G.: Oriental Carpets, the Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia, 1993, fig.57b, p.204), while another is in the Newark Museum (Ellis, op.cit., fig.57a, p.203). They are both quoted by Ellis as similar to the Philadelphia Museum example, which is slightly longer in proportion and has a green rather than red field.