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Paisley. Love, love, love paisley. "In Persian the design is known as Boteh Jegheh and it has been used in Iran since the Sassanid Dynasty (AD 224 to AD 651). Some design scholars also call the distinctive shape Boteh and believe it is the convergence of a stylized floral spray and a cypress tree: a Zoroastrian symbol of life and eternity."

A collection of paisley-and-floral embellished boxes. Top right hand box... I have a plain one that I could tinker with... :D

A fine and rare Seljuk silver and gold ring set with a deep purple stone seal bearing the name of Ali Ibn Yusuf, Persia, 12th century

Antique Persian Textile. Silk Brocade with Silver Thread. Safavi Dynasty 1501-1722 A.D Circa 1700

From an exhibition of Persian miniature paintings organized in 2005 by the Tehran Museum of Contemporary Art. 14th - 17th century, during the Timurid and Safavid eras

Persian Qajar gem-set gold earrings. 19th century

Hand Knotted Antique Rug Rug from Iran (Persian). Length: 281.0cm by Width: 195.0cm. Only £695 at Take a peek at our fetching mixture of Indian rugs, carpets, kilim foot stools and Kilim cushions at

from Time Out London

Mughal India: Art, Culture and Empire

The emperors strike back: The artistic treasures of the Muslim Mughal dynasty - Features - Art - The Independent

Persia | Seljuk ring; silver and gold set with a deep purple stone seal bearing the name of Ali Ibin Yusuf | Seal on ring probably datable to the 8th/9th century, it was mounted on a ring late, ca 12th century | 27'500£ ~ sold (Apr '14)