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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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Terms to Know
Kufic Script

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


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


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

Samarkand Ware

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