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strategies that go beyond the single folio. 
 Fig. 11. Kalender, Album of Ahmed I, fols. 17b–18a. (Photo: Hadiye Cangökçe)
 Their current physical state suggests that folios 17b and 18a belonged together in the original album (fig. 11). The maroon border around folio 17b extends across the album’s gutter to

In: Muqarnas Online

are dyed brown, maroon, green, blue, or dusty rose, features large vegetal and floral motifs in the rūmī and ḫaṭāʿī styles. They also incorporate serrated leaves, at times placed in cartouches. The distinct decorative vocabulary and style function much like a signature, as if to announce that the

In: Muqarnas Online

opens with an illuminated ʿunwān (headpiece), which is predominantly gold and blue with stylized maroon lotus flowers on the upper section. The central lobed gold cartouche, which lacks the title of the work, is outlined in orange, a color often found in ʿunwan s of illuminated manuscripts from

In: Muqarnas Online