A TALISMANIC SHIRT
Possibly Iran or Turkey, 20th century
The unbleached cotton kaftan profusely and intricately filled in geometric grids with prayers and sacred invocations, Quranic verses including sections of the Ayat al-Kursi (The Throne Verse, al-Baqarah 2:255) and the Declaration of Faith, charts containing the sacred names of Allah, and decorative motifs in black, red, green, and blue in a variety of scripts including kufic, naskh, thuluth, and nasta’liq, gold decorative details and dividing lines, 97cm long, 122cm across.
For a similar example previously sold in our Rooms, please see Chiswick Auctions, 3 May 2019, lot 69.
Sold for £22,500
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