Japanese Lute (Biwa) | Kuro urushi unryu raden biwa 黒漆雲龍螺鈿琵琶 16-17th century. The biwa is used in Gagaku and in the period of the imperial court, also was a solo instrument, as can be seen in the pictures illustrating the Tale of Genji.
Ottoman embroidered quilt, 17'th century. Silk embroidery on a linen ground. 4'5" by 6'11", The repeat shows peonies bracketed by saz leaves with carnations and pomegranates. Hali Spring 2013. SHM, Istanbul.