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art and architecture: Arabic

art and architecture: Arabic  

With the spread of Islam from the Arabian Peninsula westward across North Africa and into Spain in the century following the death of the prophet Muhammad in 630, new forms ...
Carpet

Carpet  

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On the carpet being severely reprimanded by someone. The expression comes from the earlier meaning of carpet in the sense of ‘table covering’, referring to the ‘carpet of the council table’ before ...
crafts.

crafts.  

Numerous crafts and industries developed during the medieval period, including textiles, the hide and leather industry, mining and metal processing, woodworking crafts of various kinds, food ...
kilim

kilim  

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A tapestry-woven rug from the Islamic lands of western Central Africa, the Middle East, the Balkans, and North Africa. They are between two and five metres in length and one to two metres wide. The ...
qali

qali  

(modern Turkish, hali)Along with the Arabic terms zarabi and bisat commonly translated in English as *‘rug’ or ‘carpet’, it refers to a heavy textile used as a cover or hanging, usually carpets with ...
Rug

Rug   Reference library

The Grove Encyclopedia of Decorative Arts

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2006
Subject:
Art & Architecture
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1,903 words

Floor-mat, especially for the hearth. Floor coverings have been made in societies throughout the world from a variety of woven

Rug

Rug   Reference library

The Grove Encyclopedia of Materials and Techniques in Art

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2008
Subject:
Art & Architecture
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2,121 words

Floor-mat, especially for the hearth. Floor coverings have been made in societies throughout the world from a variety of woven

Rugs

Rugs   Reference library

Johanna Granville

The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Modern World

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Current Version:
2008
Subject:
History, Contemporary History (post 1945)
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1,242 words
Rugs are pieces of thick fabric woven to protect the body from cold, as well as to cover tables, walls, couches, beds, hearths, floors, and thrones. Although wool is the traditional ... More
rugs and carpets

rugs and carpets   Reference library

The Oxford Dictionary of the Middle Ages

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Current Version:
2010
Subject:
History, Early history (500 CE to 1500)
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262 words

Medieval Islamic and European sources sometimes refer to rugs [Arabic: bisat], but only a few examples produced in 12th-century

Traditional Industries

Traditional Industries  

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The term “traditional industry” usually refers to the handicraft production methods of the preindustrial period and the continuation of such forms of manufacturing even during the growth of ...
Turkmen

Turkmen  

The term “Turkmen” refers both to a language and to a people that live predominantly in Central Asia. Both can be classified as “Turkic,” meaning that they share a common ...

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