We’ve called this extraordinary image “The Story of Jahan Bahksh” which we’ve derived from the various translations of its text. (I’ll post the most complete transcription and comment on the problems of translation in due course.)
However I’ve only seen the upper register of this image once before (Plate 38 in Frembgen and Mohm – details are in the bibliography).
Subsequently, references to the ancient story of Rostam and Akvan have emerged, categorised in “modern Narratives” in the sidebar. Alternatively, search under Rostam for a list of relevant posts.
The Rugs of War Exhibition, Plate 1: “The Story of Jahan Bahksh”, c.1990s Baluch style, knotted woollen carpet, woollen warp, 2070 x 2820 mm. Collection Peter Bellas, Brisbane.
I have written further about this rug in Artlink #49 v23 #1 (unfortunately the full text is no longer online).