The young man in the orange outfit in carrying a bottle of wine in one hand and in the other is his Dastar (handkerchief). Dastar was a special handkerchief which was used both for fashion and for cleaning the mouth after drinking wine. Dastar had important meaning and role in Persian poetry and art. Wine was symbol of intoxication and love for the beloved and Dastar was a sign of purity and sanitation. The gold illuminated accents in the outfits of the figures, facial features, Chinese inspired rolling clouds and trees are all indications of the Safavid painting tradition.
Pomegranate and Dastar (Persian Wine Handkerchief) are the Persian elements of the Safavid style of miniature paintings as well as the floral illuminations and decorations. All colors are natural pigments and the gold illumination is 22 - 24 Karat Gold. The paper is high quality Safavid handmade paper and the painting is laid on Handmade Cardboard for protection of the paper and durability.The painting is farmed and the frame is antique as well. Frame Size: 24 x 20 CM. Painting Size: 21 x 17 CM.
The item "Antique Museum PC 1600 C Gold Illuminated Safavid Miniature Painting Islamic Art" is in sale since Wednesday, April 21, 2021. This item is in the category "Antiques\Asian Antiques\Middle East". The seller is "antiquesroom" and is located in Copenhagen . This item can be shipped worldwide.