In the early sixteenth century, Iran was united under the rule of the Safavid dynasty (15011722), 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.
A splendid sixteenth-century manuscript of the Khamsa (Five Tales) by the Persian poet Nizami is in the Museums collection. We have adapted exquisite details taken from this work for our striking scarf. Silk crêpe de chine. Imported. 70” x 18”.
Silk crêpe de chine
70” x 18”