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White textile with red and blue

 

Textiles from the Islamic World

 

 

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.

 

 

Suede robe with embroidery

Kazakh man's coat, Central Asia, Uzbekistan, Tashkent, 1850-1900, 2002.5.1
 

Striped ikat robe

Robe, Central Asia, Uzbekistan, mid-19th century, 2005.36.97
 

Textile with design of niche and central floral tree

Tent hanging, India, Golcanda, 1700-1725, 6.129
 

Red velvet textile

Velvet cloth, India, 17th century, 6.259
 

Textile with central medallion and floral elements

Cover, Caucasus, 18th century, 2.18
 

Semicircular cape with pattern of crescent moons

Ecclesiastical garment, Turkey and Iran, Ottoman empire and Safavid dynasty, 1550-1600, 1994.27.2
 

Textile with embroidered flowersSection of an embroidered cover, Istanbul, 16th / early 17th century, 1.22
 

 

 

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