A splendid sixteenth-century manuscript of the Khamsa
(Five Tales) by the Persian poet Nizami is in the Museumís collection. We have adapted exquisite details taken from this work for our striking scarf.
Silk crÍpe de chine. Imported. 70'' x 18''.
- Silk crÍpe de chine
- 70'' x 18''
Art HistoryIn the early sixteenth century, Iran was united under the rule of the Safavid dynasty (1501Ė1722), one of the greatest dynasties to emerge from Iran in the Islamic period. The Safavids actively supported the arts of the book, and manuscripts from the period are noted for their high-quality calligraphies, illuminations, paintings, and bindings.