Miniature painting from the Diwan of Khwaju Kirmani,
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
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.