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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 ...
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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