Taimani 219x162cms


The Taimani are these days Muslim transhumance farming people of Western Afghanistan. Once they were Buddhists. Once they ruled Persia for over 200 years. Their Minaret of Jam, maybe the world’s tallest single minaret is 1000 years old, untouched in an earthquake-prone area. Dark poetry has the Taimani ruling the spirits of the night, with impeccable Sufi qualifications. Their 20th century rugs are like none other. First glance reveals an irregular tessellated pattern in simple fading home-based dyes and one can leave it there but for the necessity of aware consciousness dawning. The mysterious Taimani have worked their magic and the djinn, the genie in the bottle is yours.