Jami’s Haft Awrang is one of the most important classical works of the Persian literature, which is full of stories as well as allegorical and informative tales. Haft Awrang consists of seven Masnavis(extensive poems) written by Mawlānā Abdul Rahman Jami(1414-1492 AD). The purpose of Jami in composing the tales and stories, is to express messages, induce educational and moral results, and to change the subjective and abstract concepts into concrete concepts. Jami’s language in this work is full of mysterious metaphors and symbols. The illustrated version of Jami’s Haft Awrang, or Freer’s Jamie, which has been changed into miniature painting based on poems and tales, is a the valuable texts of the Safavid period that has been illustrated and compiled in the form of a book between 1566-1556 AD under the order of Sultan Ibrahim Mirza Safavi and the ruler of Khorasan in those days. This copy is now kept at the Freer Art Gallery of Washington.In the present study, it has been attempted to explain the patterns of storytelling in the images of Haft Awrang in order to take a step towards understanding the storytelling method of these paintings as well as their stylistics. The storytelling style in the illustrations of Haft Awrang indicates the extensiveness of the topics in this manuscript. These assemblies include: banquet and mourning, battle, preaching, travel, and meeting and discussion and unlike other manuscripts of the Safavid period.The data of this paper have been collected using a library method and formulated by a descriptive-analytical approach. The results of this research represent a new tendency in the storytelling style, the painters’ freedom of action in illustrating the story, the use of their imagination and the application of the surrounding environment and what they have seen in the creation of these works.
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