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Ordinary Rugs of the 15th and 16th century - flatweaves

Richard Rothstein Oriental Rugs  Hagop Manoyan Antique Rugs

I have focused on the court carpets of the 16th century but it occurred to me that there are other rugs to study. Over a period of time I will collect images of these rugs that appear in miniatures. I have decided to call them "Ordinary Rugs". Since they may be tribal, village or city rugs I wanted a term to differentiate them from rugs that are obviously produced at the court workshops.

 The sleep of Rustam, by Sultan Muhammad, Tabriz circa 1520. Detail - The sleep of Rustam, by Sultan Muhammad, Tabriz circa 1520.

This is a beautifully executed but rather typical portrayal of Rustam. He is normally show in tiger stripes with a big cat head headdress. This miniature is especially interesting because of the Jajim that Rustam is sleeping on.

Please note the Turkmen boot that Rustam is wearing. In 15th and 16th century art Turkmen boots have a heel and Persians wore flats.

Detail - Bahram Gur in the Green Pavilion c.1480, from a Khamsa of Nizami, Tabriz circa 1480 Blair, Sheila S. and Bloom Jonathan M. The Art and Architecture of Islam 1250-1800 Plate 91.
"Bahram Gur and the Princess in the Black Pavilion 1538" from Hatifi Haft Manzar, Bukhara 1538. Blair, Sheila S. and Bloom Jonathan M. The Art and Architecture of Islam 1250-1800 Plate 265.
"Bahram Gur and the Princess in the Black Pavilion 1538" from Hatifi Haft Manzar, Bukhara 1538. Blair, Sheila S. and Bloom Jonathan M. The Art and Architecture of Islam 1250-1800 Plate 265
"Bahram Gur and the Princess in the Black Pavilion 1538" from Hatifi Haft Manzar, Bukhara 1538. Blair, Sheila S. and Bloom Jonathan M. The Art and Architecture of Islam 1250-1800 Plate 265
Detail "Timur Feasts At The Occasion of The Marriage Of His Grandsons. 1579-80" from a copy of the Habib al-siyar, Qazvin. 1579 - 1580
Detail "Timur Feasts At The Occasion of The Marriage Of His Grandsons. 1579-80" from a copy of the Habib al-siyar, Qazvin. 1579 - 1580.

I have seen long flatwoven soffrehs very similar to this that came out of Mosques in Mazar-i-Sharif.

Detail "Timur Feasts At The Occasion of The Marriage Of His Grandsons. 1579-80" from a copy of the Habib al-siyar, Qazvin. 1579 - 1580

Ordinary Rugs of the 15th and 16th century - La Miniature En Orient


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