Post islamic textiles in the muslim world are characterised along with their avoidance of human and animal forms by the use of abstract designs and rich decoration calligraphy devout muslims emphasise the spiritual benefits of the repetition of the names of the one god plant life or geometric forms. Overview of islamic textiles it is difficult to categorize any islamic art form since the religion and adherents to this aesthetic are found around the world and across centuries of history. This volume offers a sumptuously illustrated region by region survey of textiles made worn used and displayed in the islamic world the text includes details of dozens of textile techniques such as loom types materials forms of decoration and local specialities. Textiles continued to hold high status in later islamic societies although the production of tiraz produced in caliphal factories declined around the thirteenth century under the safavids mughals and ottomans textiles were highly valued by the court and the elite
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