Safavid Velvet Fabric

Period: Safavid, Persia
Date: 16th century
Materials and Techniques: Silk velvet
Kept in Victoria and Albert Museum, London, UK.
Source: [1]

According to Museum, silk textiles decorated with large human figures are one of the most striking products of Iranian weavers in the 16th and 17th centuries. This length of velvet was probably used as a hanging. It shows aristocratic young men standing in a flower-strewn garden, on either side of a cypress tree that grows by a fish pond.