Gombud rugs are identified by their spectacular central medallion, which replicates the Islamic (mostly ceramic and inlaid) artwork used to decorate the inside of the domes of some mosques. Some tombs also use a similar design. An example being the tomb of the famous poet Hafiz, in Shiraz, southern Persia. Depicting other forms of art within oriental rugs is not uncommon and we can find many historical examples of this. In some instances, the...more
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