ink pen flower pot gift for a teacher. Get fake flowers from Michael's. Wrap the pen with green flower tape from the ink to the top to keep the flower on. Buy polished rocks from Michaels to keep the pens upright.
Portrait of Muhammad Khan Shaibani, the Uzbek (d.1510), 16th century. Islamic; present-day Uzbekistan, Bukhara. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Cora Timken Burnett Collection of Persian Miniatures and Other Persian Art Objects, Bequest of Cora Timken Burnett, 1956 (57.51.29) | This painting, considered a portrait of the Shaibanid ruler Muhammad Khan, surrounds its subject with the accoutrements of culture—ink pots, pen cases, and books. #mustache #movember
OMAS The Silk Way LE, XF Nib. A precious homage to a route which has marked the history of man and of cultural exchanges between peoples in the last 2000 years. The Silk Way refers to the network of caravan and trade routes, covering approximately 8,000 km over land and sea, and along rivers, along which trade flowed in Antiquity between the Chinese Empires and the West. Alas, not mine either :(