Tree designs are very popular in carpet weaving and are often associated with the tree of life design. The tree of life represents the connecting link between the three world levels of the ancient Orient: paradise, the world of men and the world below. It was believed that these three were held together by a great vertical axis through the center. The idea of depicting the world axis as a tree is very ancient and is found in many art forms besides carpets. The bracelet is decorated with birds, which often adornAghajly carpets.carpets.