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Ceramics, Textiles and Calligraphy

Ceramics, Textiles and Calligraphy

Author: Erin Aldana
This lesson will explore ceramics and textiles as significant artistic objects in Islamic culture.
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Notes on "Ceramics, Textiles, and Calligraphy"

Key Terms

Kufic script

Oldest form of calligraphy; the first copies of the Qur’an were written in Kufic script.

Samarkand ware

An Islamic ceramic style characterized with decorations in green, yellow, pink and brown.


Middle Eastern in origin, a type of pottery decorated with glassy, metallic lusters.


A small scaled version i.e. painting, illuminated text.

Image Credits

Bowl with Kufic Script, Public Domain, http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Dish_epigraphic_Louvre_AA96.jpg, Image of Macy Jug, Creative Commons, http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Early_13th_century_Jug_from_Iran.jpg, Egyptian griffin, Creative Commons, http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Pisa-Opera_del_Duomo-Grifone_islamico000.jpg, Persian tapestry, Public Domain, http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Persian_tapestry.jpg, Bahrum Gur and the Indian Princess in her Black Pavilion, Public Domain, http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Folio_from_a_Khamsa-c.jpg