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Ashtapada – An Indian Silk Carpet In The Museum of Islamic Art, Doha, by Michael Franses

Doha ashtapada

The oldest securely dated complete silk pile carpet from the Muslim world, now in the Museum of Islamic Art in Doha, is particularly significant in the history of oriental carpets. Its synthesis of patterns casts light on the extensive trade and cultural links across Asia and the Mediterranean region between 1350 and 1450 that enabled the diffusion of an ‘International Style’ of Islamic art familiar from Iberia to India. This article (click below) is an extended version, with full references, citations and additional illustrations, of the article by Michael Franses published in HALI 167 (Spring 2001).

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