Imperial Threads: Motifs and Artisans from Turkey, Iran and India (Hardcover)

Imperial Threads: Motifs and Artisans from Turkey, Iran and India By Mounia Chekhab-Abudaya (Text by (Art/Photo Books)), Julia Tugwell (Text by (Art/Photo Books)) Cover Image
By Mounia Chekhab-Abudaya (Text by (Art/Photo Books)), Julia Tugwell (Text by (Art/Photo Books))
$55.00

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Imperial Threads brings a new perspective to Islamic art by exploring the connection between four major dynasties--the Ottoman (1299-1923), Timurid (1370-1507), Safavid (1501-1736) and Mughal (1526-1857) empires--that mark the start of the early modern period.

(Due to the development of firearms during that period, these dynasties are commonly referred to as the "Gunpowder Empires.") Focusing on carpets as the primary medium, the volume also features manuscripts, metalwork, ceramics and more. Across a wide range of mediums, we find a selection of recurring motifs, some of which have maintained their original form or evolved stylistically to conform with cultural and artistic trends. These objects are contextualized within the politics and artistic production of their time.



Product Details
ISBN: 9788836636174
ISBN-10: 8836636179
Publisher: Silvana Editoriale
Publication Date: September 26th, 2017
Pages: 200
Language: English