Valued for their role in the subtleties of court ceremonial and fashion, these textiles were also much admired beyond the Islamic lands. The exceptional collection in this beautiful book ranges widely in region, material and technique.
Author: Jennifer Mary Wearden
"The exceptional collection published here ranges widely in region, material and technique. There are textiles and garments from North Africa, Syria, Arabia, Iran, Turkey and the Indian subcontinent linked by a shared vocabulary of ornament - evidence of the international nature of Islamic design. Materials represented are silk - the most prestigious of fibres, requiring highly respected weavers - wool, cotton and linen. Decoration is based on variations of weave and colour and embellishment through embroidery, printing and appliqué and illustrates the work of both professional and domestic workers. The strengths of the collection are concentrated in the textile production of the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, which, thanks to the basically conservative nature of textile technique and design, preserve and continue the traditions established in the medieval Islamic world. They are important in an assessment of Islamic textiles both for their quality and as illustrations of survival and adaptation in a major industry. Their heritage reaches back well over a thousand years, even though their very high perishability means that for the earlier part of the tradition our knowledge is reliant very largely on written sources. These, however, attest to the superb quality and quantity of textiles at the courts of the period."--From Amazon.com.
The tradition of textuality and the decorative in ArabIslamic culture is well
established in part through the importance ... carved wooden doors, and rich
fabric upholstery are elements of the culture that are present and ubiquitous in
the city, ...
Author: Peter Limbrick
Publisher: University of California Press
Arab Modernism as World Cinema explores the radically beautiful films of Moroccan filmmaker Moumen Smihi, demonstrating the importance of Moroccan and Arab film cultures in histories of world cinema. Addressing the legacy of the Nahda or “Arab Renaissance” of the nineteenth and early twentieth century—when Arab writers and artists reenergized Arab culture by engaging with other languages and societies—Peter Limbrick argues that Smihi’s films take up the spirit of the Nahda for a new age. Examining Smihi’s oeuvre, which enacts an exchange of images and ideas between Arab and non-Arab cultures, Limbrick rethinks the relation of Arab cinema to modernism and further engages debates about the use of modernist forms by filmmakers in the Global South. This original study offers new routes for thinking about world cinema and modernism in the Middle East and North Africa, and about Arab cinema in the world.
draw attention to the Arabic tradition out of which Kitāb al-manāẓir springs, in
spite of the book's consiberable innovations. ... and gardens; and (2) the arts: a)
calligraphy, b) decorative designs, c) linear designs, d) images, e) glass, f)
textiles, and g) dance. ... from the stars, plants, and gardens are even more
commonplace, if possible, in Arab-Islamic culture, as we have seen many times
in these pages.
Author: José Miguel Puerta-Vilchez
Aesthetics in Arabic Thought from Pre-Islamic Arabia through al-Andalus offers a history of aesthetic thought in the Arabic language from the pre-Islamic period to the Alhambra, with special attention to the great Arab philosophers of the Middle East and al-Andalus.
In any case , after the advent of Islam , artists explore more fully the decorative
possibilities of nonfigural forms with great success . ... Elaborate floral motifs and
vine scrolls are carved into stone walls , incised on metalwork , woven into
textiles , and painted ... Different ethnic and cultural groups including Persians ,
Arabs , and Turks mixed freely in the principal cities of Nishapur , Merv , Balkh ,
and Herat .
Author: Aimee Froom
Publisher: Asian Art Museum of San
Drawing on ceramics in the collection of the Asian Art Museum, this book provides an introduction to the ceramic art of Persia, one of the world's greatest and most influential artistic traditions. Objects discussed range from the fourth millennium BCE through the 1800s. Forty-eight exceptional works are discussed in detail and placed in their cultural and historical contexts.
Author: Alistair McAlpine
Featuring seven hundred entries on more than 170 subjects, this comprehensive guide to collectables on both sides of the Atlantic combs the museums and private collections of Europe and the U.S. for stunning images.
... kinds of industries - purpledyeing , textile weaving , metalwork , glasswork ,
ivory carving , building and mining . ... Greek culture too is steeped in Phoenician
influence , and Homer's Iliad is full of praise for Phoenician weaving and
metallurgy . ... in Syria and many others . . regions , but Arabic and Islamic culture
A feature of the Ummayad style is the was , and is , strongly influential and use of
frescoes , mosaics and plaster evidence of Islamic traditions can be seen
Author: Saad Al-Jadir
"'Arab and Islamic Silver' presents the varied skill and glory of the craft over the centuries up to the present day, from Morocco to Indonedia, from Safavid Samarkand to modern Baghdad, from Holy Mecca, from Yemen, Muscat and the Gulf, from Mughal Delhi, from the Mediteranean and hinterland cities of Algeria, Libya and Egypt, the Levan and Turkey, from Iran, Afghanistan and modern Pakistan."--from back
14.8 New Styles in Decorative Arts In Unit 2 , you learned how Muslims used
calligraphy ( artistic writing ) and geometric patterns in their decorative arts . West
Africans adopted these designs for their own art and textiles . Muslims ... Islam left
a deep mark on West African culture . Traders and ... With the spread of Islam ,
Arabic became the language of religion , learning , commerce , and government .
Author: Bert Bower
Helping students succeed in three main parts: class involvement activities, reading this book, and writing about your learning in an interactive notebook.
Constantinople remained preeminent in textile work far into the fourteenth
century . ... They carried with them not only the word of Allah but also a political
system , a language , and a culture that combined the ... We can thus speak of
Islamic weaving as that practiced by Arab craftspeople as well as by native
artisans in all the lands under the dominion of the Caliphate ( fig . ... and purely
decorative form .
Author: Shirley E. Held
Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing Company
The artistic and practical aspects of creating fabric are considered in discussions on weaving on the loom and by hand, spinning and coloring yarn, and designing materials.
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Medjitova , Elmira , Turkmen Folk Arts , 1990 ... Palestinian Costume , 1989 - ,
Costumes from the Arab World , 2002 Rau , Pip , Ikats : Woven Silks from Central
Asia ... Middle Eastern Costume from the Tribes and Cities of Iran and Turkey ,
1981 - , Domestic Culture in the Middle East ... 1991 Volbach , W. Fritz , Early
Decorative Textiles , 1969 Von Falke , Otto , Decorative Silks , 1936 Von Folsach
, Kjeld ...
Author: John Gillow
Offers a region-by-region survey of textiles made, worn, used, and displayed in the Islamic world.