The Ardabil Carpet
Old, beautiful and important
Ardabil and a 14th century Saint
Made for a shrine
Design and Pattern
Except for thy threshold, there is no refuge for me in all the world.
Except for this door there is no resting-place for my head.
The work of the slave of the portal, Maqsud Kashani.
How the Carpet Came to the V&A
Jon Thompson, Carpet Magic (London: Barbican Art Gallery, 1983).