An old Persian spelling, spelt bagh in Vedic Sanskrit, it is a word common throughout Southern Asian languages, always with a reference to gardens; the city Baghdad translates as ‘God’s garden’.

God and his garden appear and are implicit in countless world textile designs and embroideries, from the Tree of Life to mandalas to the lotus; formal garden layouts and especially quartering are also common textile motifs, from priests’ garments to furnishing fabrics.

The Char Bagh is a Persian garden style divided into four sections with water flowing from the centre to feed all quarters. The paradise garden is an enclosed garden with fruit bearing plants, roses, and water (in the shape of a fountain and irrigation). It is formally and precisely planned, often with reference to the numbers 4 and 7

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