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bag-of-dirt:

Portrait of an Allied Bedouin soldier of the Arab Legion. The Arab Legion was the regular army of Transjordan (Jordan). The Emirate of Transjordan was an independent state under military and financial control of U.K. The legion took part in the Allied British war effort against pro-Axis forces in the Middle East and Mediterranean. Amman, Muhafazat al-Asima (Capital Governorate), Transjordan (Jordan). November 1941. Image taken by George Rodger.

bag-of-dirt:

Portrait of an Allied Bedouin soldier of the Arab Legion. The Arab Legion was the regular army of Transjordan (Jordan). The Emirate of Transjordan was an independent state under military and financial control of U.K. The legion took part in the Allied British war effort against pro-Axis forces in the Middle East and Mediterranean. Amman, Muhafazat al-Asima (Capital Governorate), Transjordan (Jordan). November 1941. Image taken by George Rodger.

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reorientmag:

Model Celia Hammond in Palestine, 1962 (by Eugene Vernier for Vogue) #palestine #palestinian #vogue #style #fashion #arab #arabic

reorientmag:

Model Celia Hammond in Palestine, 1962 (by Eugene Vernier for Vogue) #palestine #palestinian #vogue #style #fashion #arab #arabic

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virtual-artifacts:

QUR’ANIC PRAYER BOARD, POSSIBLY HAUSSA OR NUPE, NIGERIA 21 1/2 in by 12 3/4 in (54.6, 32.4 cm)

virtual-artifacts:

QUR’ANIC PRAYER BOARD, POSSIBLY HAUSSA OR NUPE, NIGERIA 21 1/2 in by 12 3/4 in (54.6, 32.4 cm)

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art-of-swords:

Khanjar Dagger

  • Dated: late 18th / early 19th century
  • Culture: Indian, Mughal
  • Medium: steel, jade, rubies, gold, silver
  • Measurements: overall length 40cm

The Mughal dagger has a pistol-grip hilt of pale green jade with inlaid coloured stones set in gold and carved with flowers. The scabbard has with silver mounts pierced with foliage. 

Source: Copyright © 2014 Amir Mohtashemi

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manifest05:

Rafidain Bank [destroyed] in Karbala, Iraq by Mohamed Makiya in 1970. The building is clad in marble and supported by columns inspired by the shape of the blue-tiled mihrabs commonly seen in the city. In addition the doorways and gates are inspired by the pointed Arab arches commonly seen in old Iraqi architecture.

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brassmanticore:

Folio from a Quran
Egypt, mid 14th century
Many fourteenth-century Korans include sumptuously illuminated double-page frontispieces, finispieces (end folios), and chapter headings that often combine floral motifs, geometric designs, and intricate arabesques. By this time, calligraphers favored a variety of cursive scripts for the body of the Koran, while the earlier kufic script was explored for its decorative qualities and primarily reserved for heading. Here, it is used for an ending— the last two verses of sura 9, known as Repentance.

brassmanticore:

Folio from a Quran

Egypt, mid 14th century

Many fourteenth-century Korans include sumptuously illuminated double-page frontispieces, finispieces (end folios), and chapter headings that often combine floral motifs, geometric designs, and intricate arabesques. By this time, calligraphers favored a variety of cursive scripts for the body of the Koran, while the earlier kufic script was explored for its decorative qualities and primarily reserved for heading. Here, it is used for an ending— the last two verses of sura 9, known as Repentance.

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houkgallery:

Lalla Essaydi (Moroccan, b. 1956)Converging Territories: Apparel #6, 2003©Lalla Essaydi/Courtesy of Edwynn Houk Gallery

houkgallery:

Lalla Essaydi (Moroccan, b. 1956)
Converging Territories: Apparel #6, 2003
©Lalla Essaydi/Courtesy of Edwynn Houk Gallery

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freersackler:

According to legend, Mir Ali Tabrizi created the Persian script known as nasta’liq after Ali ibn Abi Talib, cousin and son-in-law of the Prophet Muhammad, appeared to him in a dream. Ali, traditionally seen as the initiator of calligraphy in Islam, told Mir Ali Tabrizi to draw letters resembling the wings of flying geese.
Featuring the only known signed work in the world by Mir Ali Tabrizi, Nasta’liq: The Genius of Persian ‪Calligraphy‬ opens one week from today.

freersackler:

According to legend, Mir Ali Tabrizi created the Persian script known as nasta’liq after Ali ibn Abi Talib, cousin and son-in-law of the Prophet Muhammad, appeared to him in a dream. Ali, traditionally seen as the initiator of calligraphy in Islam, told Mir Ali Tabrizi to draw letters resembling the wings of flying geese.

Featuring the only known signed work in the world by Mir Ali Tabrizi, Nasta’liq: The Genius of Persian ‪Calligraphy‬ opens one week from today.

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freersackler:

Calligraphy, or “beautiful writing,” has long been acknowledged as one of the most revered artistic achievements in the Islamic world. Experience it for yourself in Nasta’liq: The Genius of Persian Calligraphy, opening today in the Sackler.

freersackler:

Calligraphy, or “beautiful writing,” has long been acknowledged as one of the most revered artistic achievements in the Islamic world. Experience it for yourself in Nasta’liq: The Genius of Persian Calligraphy, opening today in the Sackler.

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poppoppopblowblowbubblegum:

1. dawn 4

2. noon 6

3. night 9

4. night 3

5. morning 2

6. dawn 1

7. morning 6

8. noon 5

iranian artist pouran jinchi’s series ritual imprint (2009).

Trained as a calligrapher in Mashad, Iran, Jinchi’s work focuses on incorporation of traditional aspects of her culture and calligraphy to pursue her own aesthetic investigations of her faith. This series of drawings pursues a specific artistic question: to imagine a form for prayer. The drawings are maps of faith, propelled by questions on the place of religious ritual in a secular age. Like patterns and habits of everyday life, their circular and rhythmic motifs result from forms repeated over time. Jinchi incorporates delicately crafted drawings of patterned textures and traditional calligraphy with Islamic geometric design to form new works detailing implications of prayer and ritual. (via)

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