Kamāl ud-Dīn Behzād’s Turban
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Kamāl ud-Dīn Behzād




Small scale reality warping capabilities


Longevity of effect decreases with the amount of area affected



Collected by

Warehouse 10







Date of Collection

June 1694


Origin[edit | edit source]

The art of Persian miniature painting is one that goes back centuries, but hit significant stride in the 15th and 16th centuries, in large part due to Behzad’s influence. Originally a Chinese art that the Persian’s adopted, the miniatures are small paintings that were inscribed into books to accompany myths and poetry, and are richly detailed and vividly complex examples of artistry. They’re known for their utilizations of geometrics to give three dimensional space to a two dimensional creation.

An orphan that rose to artistic prominence, Behzad is accredited as one of the most famous of these miniature painters - in reality he was the director of a painting workshop, but his training inspired what became to be known as the definition of Persian miniatures. His ability to combine organic eye lines into the geometric surfaces, light and dark values to breathe life into his work, as well as his humorous and cosmopolitan approach to the human form, makes him a prominent figure in history despite the fact that very little is known about him.

Centuries later, its effects were used as inspiration to portray the landscape and magic in the Disney film “Aladdin”.

Effects[edit | edit source]

When wearing the turban that Behzad wore, the user has the ability to warp reality to their whim, like he would in his work. Spatial orientation and appearances can be altered in acts of prestidigitation. Unfortunately, the acts are limited in scale. The smaller the reality warp, the more real and permanent it will be, even after the turban is neutralized. As the warp grows, the more flawed and temporary it becomes.

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