Doha: Museum of Islamic Art, Qatar, 2004.
96 pp. 50 color plates. 9.5 x 13.5 Hardback in New condition. Item #BOOKS005830I
Collection of 13th-18th century silk textiles, velvets, and a 14th-15th century silk carpet in the collection of the Museum of Islamic Art, Qatar in Doha. "Highlights of the collection and this publication include a group of panels brocaded with gold thread that must have been used to line an imperial tent of the Ilkhanid rulers of Iran and Central Asia in the late thirteenth century, alongside the only silk carpet extant from the late fourteenth or early fifteenth century, which expresses the magnificence of the Timurid court in Samarqand. A superb curtain decorated with calligraphy, which adorned the walls of the Alhambra in Granada during the time of the fifteenth-century Nasrid rulers of Spain, is preserved in near pristine condition. Two velvets and four other silks from the collection provide a glimpse into the splendours of the courts of Safavid Iran and the Ottoman Empire, respectively." -Publisher.