‘Gate of Happiness’: This design represents the entrance to Paradise, and the promise of immortality. As spoken of in many legends and myths, Paradise can only be reached by passing through this gate, but the paths to this gate are many and varied, and each person must choose his or her own way. Each stripe in this Şal rug design represents a different path to the Gate of Happiness. The rich color combinations symbolize the joy of Paradise. If you are worthy of Paradise, and you are lucky enough to choose the right path, you will reach the ‘Gate of Happiness.