Ethereally soft tones of pale beige and fawn create a floating effect that lights up the room in this lovely interpretation of a classic masterpiece. The original resides in the collection of the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Catalogued as an Indian carpet in a floral stem and panel design, dating to the first half of the 17th Century, the original antique is knotted of very fine sheep's wool on cotton and presents a dazzling array of thirteen colors dominated by deep red and royal blue. Both the original and this modern version display a tour de force of Mughal motifs that combine floral flourishes and leafy garlands with the formal geometry of cartouche elements and fanciful eight-pointed stars. Compelling in its subtlety, the modern piece is elegantly detailed in delicate mist blues and completed by a narrow blue floral border. It is a work of marvelous and mystical beauty.