|This is classic tree of life design showing the creatures of the Garden,. This rug #1647, the tree design has been simplified and abstracted. Plant motifs have been flattened into abstract patterns. Immediately below the brown, patterned, rectangle at the top right is an abstracted eagle carrying its prey, where the eagle has a green body and V shaped wings, and the prey is brown with three legs and a tail.
Rugs that contrast war motifs, like the border of this rug, with old patterns are the most exciting. The contrast of natural images with technology, like tanks, cars, or helicopters is one of the beauties of war rugs.
This rug, #91, is a less abstracted example of the same pattern
This blog post is about how rugs become abstracted, . and here is a good example of a not abstracted Mt. Fuji rug.
And This blog post is about the design in this rug, #1647, compared to a regular rug of the same pattern.
This post shows a a similar abstraction process with the Tyne Bridge and Newcastle Swing Bridge