The 'garden' design is one of a large number of seventeenth century designs created in south east Persia which travelled to the north west of the country in the eighteenth. The prototype of the design can be seen in a carpet woven in the 'vase' technique in the royal collection in Jaipur. Both Kurt Erdmann (Seven Hundred Years of Oriental Carpets, London, 1970, pp.66-70) and Christine Klose ('Betrachtungen zu nordwestpersischen Gartenteppichen des 18. Jahrhunderts', HALI, vol.1, no.2, (1978), p.114) discuss the development of the group. The present carpet is one of the later examples in the development, typified by the lack of birds among the trees, and the simplfied rendering of the trees and pool medallions.