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The feast at Khatim-Tais. Khatim-Tai and a poor man picking blackthorn. From the Parable of Khatim-Tai. Saadi. Gulistan. Martin Bodmair Fund. Geneva. F-VI, 5, ff.44b, 45. 1547. Central Asia.
THE FEAST AT KHATIM-TAI'S. KHA-TIM-TAI   AND   A   POOR   MAN   PICKING BLACKTHORN. From the parable of Khatim-Tai Saadi. Gulistan Martin Bodmair Fund

THE FEAST AT KHATIM-TAI'S. KHA-TIM-TAI   AND   A   POOR   MAN   PICKING BLACKTHORN. From the parable of Khatim-Tai Saadi. Gulistan Martin Bodmair Fund


Special way of illustration to this manuscript is seen here as well.
One day Khatim -Tai arranged a feast for all people. Nor far away from this place he met a poor man who did not take part in the feast. Khatim -Thai was surprised by that. The poor man replied that those who make his bread himself do not subject to Khatim -Tai. Khatim -Thai realized that this poor man was more clever then he was. On the right part there is a feast, on the left one there is talking between Khatim-Tai and the man. Features of Central Asia life, ethnic images of the people, their social level is rendered very finely. Rhythmical lines of silhouettes, elements of common life without ornament differ from the style of Herat school.