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

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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.

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