For comprehensive discussion of this carpet type and comparable Yarkand examples to the present carpet, with the same ‘Pomegranate-Vase’ pattern, together with rosette motifs in the borders, see Bidder, Hans, Carpets from Eastern Turkestan, Washington International Associates, 1979, Chp.III, The Khotan Carpets, 1.The Vase-Pomegranate Pattern, pp.49-53, plates I & II, which illustrates an example with the pomegranate design against an indigo ground, 17th/ 18th century, and another against a saffron yellow ground, 18th century. For another similar comparable Pomegranate carpet, Yarkand/Kashgar, 19th century, with azure blue ground and red, yellow and ivory borders, see Spuhler, Friedrich, The Thyssen-Bornemisza Collection: Carpets and Textiles, London, 1988, East Turkestan Carpets, No.50, pp.196-199.
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