The works of art featured in the Islamic Art wing dates back to the seventh century. The rich culture of the Islamic world produces art for both secular and religious purposes. The collection covers a vast amount of cultures, geographys and dates that have all produced ornate forms of architecture, pottery, glass and calligraphy.
Inspired by a 16th century Ottoman dish, this design means 'peacock' in Turkish. Embroidered on a herringbone ground in many colors, with decorative clipped fringe.
Inspired by an ancient blanket fragment from Egypt, we interpret the two parallel lines of the horizon under the black sun.
Inspired by Egyptian and Iranian tiles, Indigo’s elegant floral motif in a classic white and indigo color palette.