eye burfi

South Asian / Indian Art, Illustration, Graphic Design & Typography. Formerly at eyeburfi.tumblr.com. Twitter: @eyeburfi.

Two pigeons, Mughal, North India, c. 1650. A pair of Imperial Pigeons is shown against a plain ground. The male bird has gold rings on its legs, suggesting that these are prized birds in imperial possession. The sport of pigeon-flying was a favourite Mughal pastime. Over twenty thousand pigeons were kept at Akbar’s court, of which five hundred were classified as khasa or élite birds. Via the Ashmolean

Two pigeons, Mughal, North India, c. 1650. A pair of Imperial Pigeons is shown against a plain ground. The male bird has gold rings on its legs, suggesting that these are prized birds in imperial possession. The sport of pigeon-flying was a favourite Mughal pastime. Over twenty thousand pigeons were kept at Akbar’s court, of which five hundred were classified as khasa or élite birds. Via the Ashmolean

  1. waterwhatever reblogged this from danburyshakes
  2. plantes-et-des-animaux reblogged this from danburyshakes
  3. danburyshakes reblogged this from gh2u
  4. turdetano reblogged this from gh2u
  5. gh2u reblogged this from greedylittlepig
  6. damselindissent reblogged this from greedylittlepig
  7. greedylittlepig reblogged this from leprocrastinateur
  8. gdellagioia reblogged this from eyeburfi2
  9. takino1102 reblogged this from insomniaclullaby01
  10. insomniaclullaby01 reblogged this from eyeburfi2
  11. tyrman reblogged this from tollosebio-stuff
  12. tollosebio-stuff reblogged this from jeandejavu
  13. lost-in-centuries-long-gone reblogged this from heaveninawildflower
  14. themostrepublic reblogged this from piesen
  15. huckjackhexjar reblogged this from piesen
  16. piesen reblogged this from leprocrastinateur
  17. jjk105 reblogged this from flashandfootle
  18. narcopaisley reblogged this from flashandfootle