117a-Buti Fragment, late 18th c.

A fine, rare design, well executed and drawn with wonderful clarity of botanical details on a soft, saffron ground. An overall horizontal linearity pervades the blossom in the use of tiny rectilinear lines and of course of right facing ‘tulip’ blossom. Securing and supporting the bouquet we find below a ‘winged’ leaf facing left and a small leafy raceme facing right, adding a nice free-spacing touch to a lovely almost fully developed boteh. Framing the three tiered pallu of staggered boteh as the typical 18th century hashias with their three floral bud repeats. Size: 23 x 10 inches.