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Imperial Threads: Motifs and artisans from Turkey, Iran and India

Museum of Islamic Art

March 14, 2017 – January 27, 2018

Museum of Islamic Art, Doha, The Corniche, Doha, Qatar


Imperial Threads: motifs and artisans from Turkey, Iran and India highlights the exchange of artistic and material cultures in the early modern era (16th– 19th century). Focusing on carpets as the prominent medium, manuscripts, metalwork, ceramics, and other objects are also featured to further illustrate the historical and artistic context of this time. Beginning with the Timurid period in Iran and Central Asia (1370–1507), this exhibition shows the continuation of artistic practices shared amongst succeeding and neighbouring dynasties, namely the Safavids in Iran (1501–1736), the Ottomans in Turkey (1299–1923) and the Mughals in India (1526–1857).


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