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Silk Textiles in Inter-Empire Exchanges: The Ottomans and the World of Iran

Encyclopedia of Asian Design Volume 4 : Transnational and Global Issues in Asian Design

Bloomsbury Academic, 2018

Encyclopedia Article

...In this article, we discuss the role of Iran as a purveyor of silk textiles, mainly of woven materials but also of raw silk, during the Ak-koyunlu (1378–1508) and Safavid (1501–1722) empires. We focus on silk fabrics suitable for garments...

Safavid Persia

Michael Hann

Professor Michael Hann (BA, M.Phil, PhD, FRSA, FTI) holds the Chair of Design Theory at the University of Leeds. He is also Director of the University of Leeds International Textiles Archive (ULITA). He has published across a number of subject areas, has made numerous key-note addresses at international conferences, and is an acknowledged international expert on the geometry of design. Previous publications with Berg are: Structure and Form in Design (2012) and Symbol, Pattern and Symmetry (2013). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Symbol, Pattern & Symmetry : The Cultural Significance of Structure

Bloomsbury Academic, 2013

Book Chapter

...Although Safavid roots can be traced to fourteenth-century Azerbaijan, the dynasty rose to power in Persia during the early sixteenth century and remained influential until the early eighteenth century. Important cities, from the viewpoint...