This Kashmir silk prayer rug is of a beautiful Mina-khani design and has its origins in the Qum style of rug weaving.
The field consists of a lattice of garden pattern in which the dividing lines symbolize irrigation channels with trees and flowers growing in the squares between. There are a total of 32 squares with 9 distinct designs/patterns. The squares have various floral designs, Mir-ibotha pattern, cypresses, weeping willows as well as flower vase design and stylized floral prayer arches. The inner guard as well as the outer stripe has small flowers connected by delicate shoots. The central stripe frames the garden with a Mina-khani design.
This very beautiful rug with a garden design has a matching pair.