Our collection encompasses thousands of textiles from the Islamic world that were used in sacred and secular ceremonies, and daily life in royal courts, villages and nomadic encampments. Spanning from the fourth through the early 20th century, our holdings include garments, furnishing fabrics, animal trappings and other textiles from Egypt, Mesopotamia, Spain, Turkey, Iran, the Caucasus, Central Asia and India.
Kazakh man's coat, Central Asia, Uzbekistan, Tashkent, 1850-1900, 2002.5.1
Robe, Central Asia, Uzbekistan, mid-19th century, 2005.36.97
Tent hanging, India, Golcanda, 1700-1725, 6.129
Velvet cloth, India, 17th century, 6.259
Cover, Caucasus, 18th century, 2.18
Ecclesiastical garment, Turkey and Iran, Ottoman empire and Safavid dynasty, 1550-1600, 1994.27.2
Section of an embroidered cover, Istanbul, 16th / early 17th century, 1.22
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