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FIGURE SIX
Figure 6


Miniature painting from the Diwan of Khwaju Kirmani, Bagdad 1396.
Now in the British Library, London.
Painted at the Mongol Court of Ahmed Jelair, this exquisite illustration displays an interesting variety of textiles and carpets. Five years after it was finished Bagdad was sacked and destroyed by Timur, despite the resistance of the plucky Jelairids.

Apart from the two ‘Timurid’ carpets, this miniature reveals the fully developed arabesque and scrolling vine styles that feature so prominently in later Safavid weaving.

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