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Persian Patchwork Top, Slim Fit - Large

     
PRICE:
$75.00


Item# 80022492



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A splendid sixteenth-century manuscript of the Khamsa (Five Tales) by the Persian poet Nizami is in the Museum’s collection. We have adapted exquisite details from this work to create the patchwork design that adorns our striking top.

Polyester/Spandex. Slim fit. Cap sleeves. Made in the USA. Machine washable.

  • Polyester/Spandex

  • Slim fit

  • Cap sleeves

  • Made in the USA

  • Machine washable

In the early sixteenth century, Iran was united under the rule of the Safavid dynasty (1501–1722), 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.
Manuscripts from the Safavid capital, such as this copy of Nizami's Khamsa, are notable for their high-quality illumination and bindings. Characteristic of Persian doublures of this period is the contrasting colours of this example: the burgundy of the leather, the blue of the center and corner-pieces, and the gold gilding. Venetian Renaissance gilded leather bindings were particularly influenced by Safavid and Ottoman examples.

A splendid sixteenth-century manuscript of the Khamsa (Five Tales) by the Persian poet Nizami is in the Museum's collection and forms the basis for our patchwork top.