• Textile collection

    Textile collection

    TEXTILE 
    COLLECTION

The Earliest Surviving Tent

Iranian figurative designs

The ‘Chessboard’ carpet

Ka’aba textiles

The MIA textile collection has some of the finest examples of carpets, costumes and a wide variety of fabrics produced for the elite of the Islamic world.

Although only a small number of textiles have survived, especially from before the 16th century, such items were some of the most important luxury products of the Middle East.