With some 300 objects on display, dating from 900–1900 AD, this exhibition reveals the different kinds of ornamentation, from calligraphy to arabesque, and meticulous craftsmanship that characterise the arts of the Islamic world. The show examines a range of ancient craft techniques, including glass blowing and rug making, and explores the histories of patronage and trade to which these objects relate. To evoke the sensuous nature of the objects on show, a number of writers, cooks and musicians have been invited to respond with poems, recipes and songs, which are also included in the exhibition. Find out more from the Gemeentemuseum’s website.
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