The city of Baghdad. From a medieval illustrated manuscript

The city of Baghdad. From a medieval illustrated manuscript (of the kind that Arab collections are so far rich in).

Levni'den (Miniature painting by Levni, 18th century) Topkapı Palace, İstanbul.

Women playing instruments, Ottoman miniature painting from the Surname-i Vehbi by Abdulcelil Levni, 1720

Morocco Travel Poster. Pretty much epitomizes what Mehdi has told me about it... Love it ;)

Pretty much epitomizes what Mehdi has told me about it.

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Islamic Art, Medieval Art, Artist, Caligraphy, Arabesque, Kaftan, Paisley, Motifs, Monograms

Africa | Decorated pages from a miniature Koran. The decoration shows the typical Islam magic design that accompanied the penetration of Islam to the sub-Saharan Africa. | Hausa people, Nigeria | Period; late 17th - early 18th century | Image ©Werner Forman Archive

Africa | Decorated pages from a miniature Koran. The decoration shows the typical Islam magic design that accompanied the penetration of Islam to the sub-Saharan Africa. | Hausa people, Nigeria | Period; late 17th - early 18th century | Image ©Werner Forman Archive

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