Suigan (of Chuiwan). 1642


In a painting clearly influenced by the delicacy of Oriental art, a suigan player surrmounts a stony hillside against a fantastic backdrop of rocky outcrops. His mallet ('chawgán') has a thin red shaft running through the mallet-shaped clubhead, in a throughsocket joint, a charasteristic construction of jeu de mail mallets as used in Europe.

Suigan player, brush painting with wash by Risa Abbasi, dated November 1642

Saare Collection, Berlin. Germany


 Golf through the ages by Michael Flannery, pages 80 and 82. January 2004