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Celebrates the earliest history of the Islamic world’s great textile traditions through fifty beautiful carpets and fragmentsThe fourth volume in Thames & Hudson's celebrated series cataloguing the al-Sabah collection, this book features a unique collection of carpets and textile fragments from the pre-Islamic and early Islamic world. The Sasanian fragments fill a substantial gap in the early history of pile carpets, dating from the second to the eighth century AD, and make a valuable contribution of the understanding of local artistic traditions.
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Friedrich Spuhler, formerly a curator at the Museum of Islamic Art in Berlin, is the author of numerous books on Islamic textiles and carpets, including Carpets from Islamic Lands.Review:
“Describes (though text and beautiful illustrations) nearly fifty of the oldest and most important surviving artifacts found in the al-Sabah collection.”
“The Sasanian fragments fill a substantial gap in the early history of pile carpets, dating from the 2nd to the 8th century CE.”
- Islamic Horizons
“A crucial reference for anyone interest in the earliest surviving pile carpets. . . . Primarily a resource for scholars, this volume is nonetheless full of beautiful works of exceptional historical interest. . . . Highly recommended.”
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Book Description Thames & Hudson, 2014. Hardcover. Condition: BRAND NEW. Seller Inventory # 0500970548_abe_bn