The Traveler and the Dervish

The Traveler and the Dervish. c. 1486

The Traveler and the Dervish
Origin: Possibly by Hajji Muhammad, Herat, 1486.

This piece is from a manuscript of the Golestan of Sa'di produced at the court of Soltan Hosayn Mirza Bayqara who was the ruler of Astrabad and Herat. It is probable that the tribes we know as Turkmen were vassal to Soltan Hosayn Mirza Bayqara. We can be relatively certain that at least the Yomut and the Gocklin were and since Soltan Hosayn Mirza Bayqara was more powerful than the Khan of Khiva it is likely that he was lord over all the Turkmen for at least part of his reign.

The Traveler and the Dervish
The Traveler and the Dervish
The Traveler and the Dervish
Here we see a feed bag and a donkey blanket.