Islam

Islamic Textiles

From the linens of medieval Egypt to the silks and velvets of the Ottoman empire, textiles produced in the heartlands of the Islamic world have for centuries been highly valued. Whether offered as tribute, worn to express status or belief, or simply bought and sold by merchants and travellers from many countries, textiles have played …

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Islamic Designs

The culture of the Muslim world has developed a very specific type of ornamental design, which is grounded in the religious demands of Islam. The visual language of Islamic design employs a variety of intricate geometric patterns, floral elements and ornate calligraphy, all of which are used to decorate manuscripts, textiles, furniture, buildings, etc. ISLAMIC …

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