An enchanted forest grows in the secret glade enclosed within the borders of this spectacular rug, inspired by a treasure currently on loan to New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art. The original tree of life patterned carpet dates back to the early 16th Century and is attributed to artisans of Northwestern or Central Persia. Its eleven colors are dominated by a dark red inner field filled with a rich pattern of flowering trees, cypresses, vine-stems and flowering shrubs, all aligned in the same direction. In our modern interpretation, the visual is likewise anchored by tall cypress trees that send their spires across a voluptuous scarlet ground, filled with a delightful profusion of flowering greenery that sparkles with jewel tones of emerald and gold. While the original has a wide 3-part border with arabesque stems on a dark blue ground, the modern rug has a narrow golden edge enhanced with delicate blooms and tendrils for a lighter effect that keeps the eye focused on the magnificent central design.