Fashioning an Empire: Textiles from Safavid Iran

22jun11:4711:47Fashioning an Empire: Textiles from Safavid Iran

Event Details

The Museum of Islamic Art, Doha (MIA) will showcase Fashioning an Empire: Textiles from Safavid Iran, a captivating exhibition that highlights the critical role silk played during the Safavid period (1501-1736 CE). The exhibition is organised into four sections, starting first with the establishment of the silk monopoly and state-funded manufacturing, exploring the production and technical components of textiles; the rise of Isfahan as imperial capital; fashion and trends in Safavid society; and lastly, contemporary commissions created by local designers inspired by Safavid textiles. Fashioning an Empire was conceived by and first presented at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of Asian Art, Washington DC (December 18, 2021 to May 15, 2022).

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Time

(Thursday) 11:47 - 11:47

Location

The Museum of Islamic Art, Qatar

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