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Inscribed Cotton Ikat From Yemen In The Tenth Century Ce, Carol Bier Jan 2014

Inscribed Cotton Ikat From Yemen In The Tenth Century Ce, Carol Bier

Carol Bier

No abstract provided.


Spanish And Mamluk Carpets: Comparisons Of Decoration And Structure, Carol Bier Jan 2004

Spanish And Mamluk Carpets: Comparisons Of Decoration And Structure, Carol Bier

Carol Bier

Two recent exhibitions, Carpets of Andalusia and Mamluk Rugs from Egypt, at The Textile Museum afforded a rare opportunity to compare two radically different rug-weaving traditions from the perspectives of design and weave structure. While not often evident to the casual viewer, there is a significant relationship between design, pattern, and weave structure in all Oriental carpets. The opportunity to explore such differences warrants careful examination and critical viewing.The Mamluk rugs all probably date from the last quarter of the 15th century. They comprise a cohesive group defined by color, a geometric style, and similarity of weave characteristics.


Other Pile Weavings From Safavid Iran: The Persian Velvets At Rosenborg, Carol Bier Jan 1996

Other Pile Weavings From Safavid Iran: The Persian Velvets At Rosenborg, Carol Bier

Carol Bier

No abstract provided.


What Is An Oriental Carpet?, Carol Bier Jan 1993

What Is An Oriental Carpet?, Carol Bier

Carol Bier

No abstract provided.


Tappeti Safavidi: L'Arte Tessile In Iran Tra Il Xvi E Il Xviii Secolo (Translated), Carol Bier Jan 1993

Tappeti Safavidi: L'Arte Tessile In Iran Tra Il Xvi E Il Xviii Secolo (Translated), Carol Bier

Carol Bier

No abstract provided.


Bukhara: Traditional Weavings From Pre-Soviet Central Asia, Carol Bier Jan 1992

Bukhara: Traditional Weavings From Pre-Soviet Central Asia, Carol Bier

Carol Bier

No abstract provided.


Beyond The Pyramids: Geometry And Design In The Carpets Of Egypt 1450-1750, Carol Bier Jan 1991

Beyond The Pyramids: Geometry And Design In The Carpets Of Egypt 1450-1750, Carol Bier

Carol Bier

No abstract provided.


Dragon, Blossoms, Sunbursts: Textile Arts Of The Caucasus, Carol Bier Jan 1989

Dragon, Blossoms, Sunbursts: Textile Arts Of The Caucasus, Carol Bier

Carol Bier

No abstract provided.


Woven From The Soul, Spun From The Heart: Textile Arts Of Safavid And Qajar Iran, Carol Bier Jan 1987

Woven From The Soul, Spun From The Heart: Textile Arts Of Safavid And Qajar Iran, Carol Bier

Carol Bier

No abstract provided.


The Work Of Ai-Hasan B. Muhammad, Die Engraver At Isbahan And Al-Muhammadiyya, Carol Bier Jan 1979

The Work Of Ai-Hasan B. Muhammad, Die Engraver At Isbahan And Al-Muhammadiyya, Carol Bier

Carol Bier

Four Buyid coins in t he collection of t he American Numismatic Society, struck between 358- 68H. /A.D. 968- 79 at two mints in Jibal province, illustrate a phenomenon unique in the history of Islamic coinage.! They concern the status of a die engraver named al-Hasan b. Muhammad. A silver dirham bearing his signature was first noted by George C. Miles and published in 1938. It was at that time the only Islamic coin known to bear t he signature of a die engraver. More recently, four additional coins have been located which shed more light upon the career ...