Guess, who are the best experts in carpets?
Of course, cats!
Great French artist Jean-Leon Gerome knew it when he invited Us to work with him on his famous painting “The Carpet Merchant” that depicts the Court of the Rug Market in Cairo:
The large ginger tabby sells a beautiful carpet to the company of guys making bids. The bearded man seems to win, but a boy in a green scarf evidently goes to suggest more shrimps for the rag.
The cat at the balcony controls the deal, these humans, you know!
Another ginger rolls back at the pile of rugs testing their quality.
Cats look to have a successful business.
Now let us have a look at the commonly known version to be seen at Minneapolis Institute of Arts:
A lot of colors of the oriental market are missing there!
The true version looks especially good in this gorgeous museum frame:
And here We are, making an expertise of Our favorite red rug:
Thus speaks Zarathustra the Cat