This rug shows a portrait of king houshang from thepishdadi period who is called "haoushangah "in avesta and nicknamed " peradata ", meaning legislator . he discovered fire and is the founder of "sadeh " feast.
He is one of the kings whose picture is most of the times woven by carpet - weavers in different postures. Apart from king houshang , s portrait with a sword in his hand , we see portraits of men and women symmetrically on his sides, and below him.
The main border of the rug carries panels with kings and heroes from shah - nameh ( book of kings ) with their names woven beside them.