Doha’s Museum of Islamic Art explores history of Safavid silk in collaboration with Washington institution

Print Friendly, PDF & Email

DOHA: With their luxurious feel, intricate patterns and rich colors, luxury textiles played a crucial role in the socio-cultural and economic life of Safavid Iran. An exhibition at the Museum of Islamic Art in Doha, Qatar, titled “Fashioning an Empire: Safavid Textiles,” runs until June 22 and explores the development of the silk industry under Shah Abbas, the fifth shah of Safavid Iran from 1588 to 1629.

 Save as Image
 Save as PDF
Share
News