The present carpet is one of the more unusual in the Alexander collection; comparisons can only be drawn to individual elements of the design. Alexander likens it to a Chinese carpet illustrated in a scroll painting in the National Palace Museum, Taipei, Dimand. M.S., J. Mailey., Oriental Rugs in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, 1973, p.22. He also compares it to a Fostat fragment within the Keir Collection, Sphuler. F., Islamic Carpets and Textiles in the Kier Collection, London, 1978, p.31, no.3. In common with many of Alexander's pieces, this carpet is both rare and remarkable and has wonderful, exuberant colour.