Museum of Islamic Art (MIA)
Imperial Threads: Motifs and artisans from Turkey, Iran and India
Imperial Threads: Motifs and Artisans from Turkey, Iran and India brings a new perspective to the MIA’s collection by showcasing the connection between three major dynasties who marked the start of the early modern period in Islamic art, the Ottoman, Safavid, and Mughal empires. This exhibition will highlight the cultural interaction, artistic influence and materials exchanged between the empires, primarily from the 16th to the 18th centuries. Focusing on carpets, manuscripts, metalwork, ceramics, and other objects are also featured in this exhibition to comprehensively illustrate the historical and artistic background of this time.
15 March- 4 November 2017
Open: Sundays, Mondays, Wednesdays, 10:30 – 17:00, Thursdays and Saturdays, 12:00 – 20:00, Fridays 14:00 – 20: 00
Location: Museum of Islamic Art, Cornish Street, Doha
PO.572.2007.1&2, Iznik tile, Turkey, circa 1575