• 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.