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afgham: “ s-a-b-r: “ Mosque of Herat, Afghanistan. ” ” I fell in love with Islamic tile work when I first saw this building in Smithsonian Magazine many, many years ago.

Ziketteland  Turkish woven textile, tulips, late 16th Century, silk and silver lamella. The tulips represent true-to-life depictions of Turkish plants, but with the added abstract emblem-like elements.

Ziketteland Turkish woven textile, tulips, late 16th Century, silk and silver lamella. The tulips represent true-to-life depictions of Turkish plants, but with the added abstract emblem-like elements.

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