“Ilkhanid‑period potters in Iran imitated the range of green glazes of imported Chinese celadon wares, though they did not always succeed in duplicating their colors. This bowl is one of the more accomplished attempts. Its color, shape, and decoration of three playful fish relates closely to similar wares produced during the Song period (960–1279) in the Chinese kilns of Longquan.”
the kurdish women of khorasan in northeastern iran.
in the 17th century, shah abbas i of the safavid dynasty forcefully settled a large group of kurds in the khorasan province to protect the iranian border from the uzbeks, who the persian empire was warring against.
today’s kurds in khorasan belong to the kormandzh tribe and speak a special dialect of kurdish called “kormandzhi” which is especially close to the kurmanci dialect widely spoken in northern kurdistan.