Wendel Swan comments:
This rug has an an exotic and compelling presence, thanks
to an amalgam of design elements.
The reciprocal trefoil borders initially suggest a Caucasian
origin, as does the ascending field. But it just wasn't Caucasian.
The borders resembles the Turkmen curled-leaf border, but
it is no more Turkmen than it is Chinese.
There was something about the composition to suggest a central
or eastern Anatolian interpretation, but that analysis didn't
go far either.
The medium brown wefts vary from 3 to 12 shoots, but they
are not always continuous across the width. It appears that the
weaver packed extra wefts from time to time to keep the pattern
Finally Jerrehian's generic "northwest Persian"
attribution seemed to fit comfortabilly