Islamic Art

This is a gallery of Islamic artwork and designs. It contains pieces such as prayer rugs, tiles, and verses from the Qur'an. It is a realistic representation of the artwork created during that time period.

This is a woven tapestry with what might be a verse from the Qur'an. Muslims used many geometric designs as well as calligraphy in their art.
The Mihrab was a indentation in a wall of a mosque to point in the direction of Mecca, the Muslim holy city.
This is one in a series of Islamic tiles that contain different words in Arabic. This one says Allah in Arabic.
This is another in a series of Islamic tiles made by an unknown artist. This tile says Muhammad in Arabic. Since Muslims never portrayed people in artwork, this was how people identified Muhammad.
This is probably an ancient prayer rug from 17th Century India. Like other Islamic designs, this uses many different shapes and geometric patterns.
This are pages from the Qur'an that have been recovered from a volume. This book was probably copied by a scholar and has singed edges.
This is a copied verse from the Qur'an. It is one page out of a book that probably had many different pages and verses.
This is an ivory inlaid chess board from the 15th Century. Muslims had many forms of recreation, and played a lot of chess. Chess' appeal was that it was accessible to all classes of society.
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