Coat Date: century Geography: probably Spain, possibly Eastern Iran Medium: Silk; samite Dimensions: Textile: L. 68 in. across sleeves: 50 in. across skirt: 37 in. cm) Accession Number: The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Africa | Koranic writing board. Hausa peoples, Nigeria | Mid to late 20th century | Wood, ink, hide | Wooden writing boards, some of them embellished with magic squares and other non-figurative designs in addition to Koranic script, serve to illustrate the long history of Islam and literacy in Africa. The boards are most often used by young Moslem students who are learning to read, write and recite Sura or passages from the Koran, Islam's sacred book.
This silselename is one of the earliest known, a genre which traces lineage, this page is the pre-Islamic Ottoman Lineage going back to Adam. Authored in Baghdad as opposed to the Imperial center, under the reign of Mehmed III