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0 cm Arthur M. 2 during the rule of the ottoman empire (1492 – 1640),most textiles were used for costumes, furnishings, and other secular purposes; however, the brocaded silk-satin depicted here bears an inscription attesting to its religious association. It was intended as a cover for a coffin or cenotaph. The Arabic inscriptions on this textile, brocaded in white silk on a red silk-satin background, are arranged in a zigzag pattern of alternating wide and narrow bands. ” The second wide band, in between the two narrow bands, contains two kinds of circular designs with writing inside.

Art of the Portable Object Everyday Objects in Trade and Culture While some three-dimensional works of art in the Islamic world were reserved for special social or religious occasions, many were intended for such daily activities as eating, drinking, writing, or storage. Most were portable and could be easily moved from one place to another. Working in various media, including glass, metal, stone, wood, cloth, and clay, artists skillfully transformed ordinary objects into elaborate works of art.

Objects also served as valuable economic commodities and became known throughout Europe and Asia by way of trade and exchange. Their presence even had a linguistic effect: the words blouse, chiffon, cotton, damask, mohair, muslin, and satin are all derived from Arabic words. Particularly prized in Europe were Islamic metalwork, carpets, and textiles, and calligraphy and patterns from these artistic traditions can be found in Western art dating from the Renaissance on. Detail, bowl. Iran, late 12th–early 13th century.

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