Wool rug. Usak, Turkey, c.1758 CE. Source:- Museo Nazionale del Bargello, Florence.
Huqqa base, glass with painted flowers, etched and painted royal blue and gold. Mughal India, 18th century. Source:- Rajastan.
Court Lady with a Narcissus. Mughal India, c1630 CE. Source:- Khalili Collection.
Iznik tile panel from the Selimiye Mosque in Edirne, 1571 CE. Source:- Republic of Turkey Ministry of Culture.
Panel from the ‘Sitarah’ (door covering) of the Kabah. Black satin silk with silver embroidery, Cairo, Egypt, 19th century. Source:- Khalili Collection. The calligraphy says, “Truly did God fulfil the vision for His Messenger: you shall enter the Sacred Mosque, if God wills, with minds secure.” This text was used from the time of Suleyman the Magnificent.