Decorative Textiles from Arab Islamic Cultures

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.

Decorative Textiles from Arab   Islamic Cultures

Author: Jennifer Mary Wearden

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ISBN: 9781907372957

Page: 200

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"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.

Arab Modernism as World Cinema

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, ...

Arab Modernism as World Cinema

Author: Peter Limbrick

Publisher: University of California Press

ISBN: 0520330579

Page: 302

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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.

Aesthetics in Arabic Thought

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.

Aesthetics in Arabic Thought

Author: José Miguel Puerta-Vilchez

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9004345043

Page: 954

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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.

Values in Islamic Culture and the Experience of History

Arabesques Islamic art , especially in its Arabic version , developed mainly as a
decorative art . ... trefoil , pine cones , tulips , roses and almond tree flowers ) are
stylized and have some elements in common with Hellenic tradition . ... It is
remarkable that Europeans did not always realize the Islamic character of the
innovations adopted by them , perceiving Arabic inscriptions on fabrics imported
from the ...

Values in Islamic Culture and the Experience of History

Author: N. S. Kirabaev

Publisher: CRVP

ISBN: 9781565181335

Page: 369

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Persian Ceramics

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 .

Persian Ceramics

Author: Aimee Froom

Publisher: Asian Art Museum of San

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Page: 127

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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.

Islamic Textiles Material for a History Up to the Mongol Conquest

The terms “ Muslim ” and “ Islamic ” as used here connote a cultural area and not
a religious division . The Arab eruption overflowed into the former territories of the
Byzantine and Persian empires . ... The debased naturalism of late Hellenistic art
had been giving way to an abstract and decorative tendency in every sphere ...

Islamic Textiles  Material for a History Up to the Mongol Conquest

Author: Robert Bertram Serjeant

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Page: 263

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ArtUS

And if you cannot read Arabic calligraphy and do not know much about the
religious functions of these objects , then can you really intuit their shared identity
... And so by the Renaissance , Islamic art was effectively isolated from the
innovative Western artistic and cultural traditions . ... fabrics , and dazzling
decorative tiles .

ArtUS

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Early Islamic Textiles

Byzantium , whose silk industry had adornment established before the Arabs ,
who been nationalised by Justinian as a hurried ... to obtain the considerable
supplies influence the culture or the economic structure necessary to sustain
such a large and growing ... 45 threads per cm . silk twill , appliqued textiles
attached to the change , the decorative designs on the textiles surface of the coat
( see Plate I ) .

Early Islamic Textiles

Author: Clive Rogers

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Page: 47

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Arab Islamic Silver

... 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
decoration .

Arab   Islamic Silver

Author: Saad Al-Jadir

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Page: 216

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"'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

Saudi Aramco World

German and Turkish Wedding Culture and Fashion from 1800 to Today
juxtaposes the customs and clothing associated with ... What the Art Imparts :
Understanding Islam Through its Visual Arts is a workshop for teachers
conducted by Arab World and Islamic Resources ( AWAIR ) . ... During the later
part of the 17th century , Indian callico or chintz became a fashionable fabric to
use in the decoration of ...

Saudi Aramco World

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History Alive

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 .

History Alive

Author: Bert Bower

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ISBN: 9781583713761

Page: 469

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Helping students succeed in three main parts: class involvement activities, reading this book, and writing about your learning in an interactive notebook.

ARABIC EPIGRAPHY IN TATAR DECORATIVE AND APPLIED ARTS WOMEN ' S
JEWELRY OF BUKHARA IN THE 19 " ... from the Qur ' an ) , lawhas ( the same
pictures but embroidered on textiles ) , carved tombstones , and artistically
designed manuscripts . ... The origins of Ta - tar culture cannot be separated from
the process of close interaction with Islamic regions in the Near and Middle East
 ...

Author: Wijdan Ali

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Page: 308

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Variety in Unity

The ' arts ' of Muslem people , constitute a small patch within the large fabric of
the Islamic culture , hence their warp ... It is first noticed in the use of the Arabic
script as one of several decorative elements , ( LNS 98 C , LNS 24 C , LNS 81 M
 ...

Variety in Unity

Author: Ghādah Ḥijjāwī Qaddūmī

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Page: 179

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Minbar Al Islam

The use of Arabic letters as decorative patterns was not confined to the Islamic
world . ... This merchandise included silk textiles , brass objects inlaid with silver ,
carv : ed ivories , ceramics and other things many of which were ... It formed with
South Italy one state that had been ruled and inhabited by the Arabs until the
eleventh century where Islamic culture existed and even flourished during the ...

Minbar Al Islam

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Weaving

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 .

Weaving

Author: Shirley E. Held

Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing Company

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Page: 425

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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.

Papers in Oriental Culture

In this art Muslims could develop the traditions of metalwork , glassware ,
ceramics , and fabrics . Centuries before Islam , the Persians were masters of
decorative designs . With the rise of Islam , the Arabs raised such arts to a degree
of ...

Papers in Oriental Culture

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Page: 167

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Textiles of the Islamic World

May , Florence Lewis , Silk Textiles of Spain : Eighth to Fifteenth Century , 1957
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 ...

Textiles of the Islamic World

Author: John Gillow

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Page: 319

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Offers a region-by-region survey of textiles made, worn, used, and displayed in the Islamic world.