National Geographic : 1921 Apr
Photograph byHarold F.Weston A KASIIAN RUG PRODUCT OF TODAY A young Persian nobleman out for a constitutional in his garden of cypress and roses! In modernity ofconception and humor ofexecution this product of the rug loom is far removed from the Persian masterpieces of old. Many prominentgrandees, from theShah downward, have their portraits done this way (the design is more apparent if the illustration is held in a vertical position). When theauthor was inKashan hewas asked for a photograph of the President of the United States to immortalize thus on a Persian rug.