Persian Miniature Embroidery

I was reviewing my prior blogs and websites and found this item I did a number of years ago. It was inspired by a Persian miniature painting, and was executed in silk split-stitch on a linen background. I ended up giving it to Lady Aelfguire Willowmoon, one of my friends who was active with the Great Dark Horde household in the SCA.

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Here is the original miniature it was based on, from 1371. The original is in the collection at the Topkapi Palace Library in Istanbul.
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