This elegant colorful long carpet from western Persia uses a repeat floral design known in the literature as “mina-khani”. Large colorful alternating blossoms are drawn against an indigo ground within a lattice while smaller white flowers mediate between the horizontal rows. Ultimately, this pattern is a village adaptation of classical Persian “vase carpet” design of the sixteenth century. During the first half of the nineteenth century, the “mina-khani” pattern was a favorite among weavers from the Kurdish regions of Northwest Persia where it may have ultimately come to fruition. This piece represents an exceptional rendition of this classic design. Here the floral pattern comes to full bloom drawn with rich color against a ground of modulated blue.