Applied Arts: Textiles and Carpets

Textiles and artistic fabrics are one of the oldest art forms of Central Asia. From the sixteenth to the mid-nineteenth centuries, silks, velvet, brocade, and wool were central to trade and culture in Iran, India, Western China, Transoxania and Mongolia, and carpets were the most important product of this art.

Related Information

  • Authors:
    M. Ashrafi, L. Carmel, M. Niyazova and E. Tsareva
    Era:
    16th to 19th century AD
    Language of article:
    English
    Source:

    History of Civilizations of Central Asia, Volume V

    Format:
    PDF
    Countries:
    Afghanistan, China, India, Iran (Islamic Republic of), Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Mongolia, Nepal, Pakistan, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan

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