pictorial prayer - niche design rug shows khayyam with a lady who is playing
harp, and abovetheir head a potter working behind his pottery wheel is seen.
This is one of the pictorial rugs showing the influence of our literature
in this art.
The main border of the rug has cartouches inscribed with some poems from khayyam, alternated with panels carrying iris flowers, gol-farang and nitingale mutif. Some of the poems in the cartouches are as follows:
I went to a pottery workshop last night, isaw two thousand silent and talking pots, suddenly on the pots shouted, where is the potter , the pot seller and the pot buyer.