The eye-catching motif on this crossbody phone purse is borrowed from a spectacular garden carpet (second half of the 18th century) in The Met collection. Depictions of Persian gardens on carpets typically combine a bird's-eye view of a classic four-part garden, or chahar bagh, with a profile of birds and trees. This particular carpet, made by Kurdish weavers in Iran, bears the traditional pattern of a garden enclosure divided into rectangular plots, with water in canals suggested by parallel stripes.
- Faux leather
- 7 1/2 x 4 1/2 x 1 1/5 inches
- Snap closure
- 22 3/4 inches adjustable strap
- Produced by the Metropolitan Museum of Art