V&A Style in Islamic Art Quiz

Early Safavid figures

The human figure became an important element soon after the Safavids establised their rule in 1500. Depictions of elegant young men and women, often shown in outdoor settings, adorned many objects, from clothing to the bindings of manuscripts. The men usually wear the distinctive Safavid headgear. This was a felt hat with a very tall, thin extension at the crown, which projected like a baton above the turban that was wrapped round it.

Part of a silk coat
Iran
1525-75
Museum No. 282-1906