Title: Persian Poem
Medium: Soot ink on ahar paper. Border background painted with pigment, bound with caparol. Illuminated with 23K yellow gold, bound with Russian isinglass and gum arabic. Ebru back. Reed pens.
Image size: 13 x 19”
Interpretation: Come, come, again just come to us! Whether you are a lapsed Muslim, a fire-worshipper, or an idolater, just come! This is not the court of hopelessness. Even if you have broken your repentance 100 times, just come!
This poem, in the form called a rubai (four hemistiches), is believed to be by Rumi.
Signature: Signed and dated by artist