Early Islamic Textiles from Along the Silk Road
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Introduction • 1. Clothing and Accoutrements: Garments, Accessories and a Doll • Caps and a Turban • Pouches • A Shawl, a Veil and Sashes • 2. Patterned Fragments: Stripes, Chequers and Zigzags • ‘Stylized Drapery’ • Palmettes and Vine-Scrolls • Birds and Fantastic Creatures Geometric and Floral Patterns • Calligraphic Decoration • Garment Fragments Inscribed in the Name of the Ghurid sultan Ghiyath al-Din Abu ‘l-Fath Muhammad bin Sam • 3. Patterned Textiles in Different Techniques: Block-Printed and Resist-Dyed Textiles • Monochrome Designs • Kilim, Tapestry and Felt Fragments • 4. Textiles from the Silk Road and China

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A remarkable collection of textiles made in Islamic lands and traded along the Silk Road

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Formerly a curator at the Museum of Islamic Art in Berlin, Friedrich Spuhler is the author of numerous books on Islamic textiles and carpets, including Carpets from Islamic Lands and Pre-Islamic Carpets and Textiles from Eastern Lands.

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