Islamic Art and Architecture Vol. 1 – Everyday Life

During a recent visit to the city of Doha, Qatar, we were fortunate enough to spend an hour in the Museum of Islamic Art (above) on the picturesque Corniche. Throughout the rest of Ramadan we will share with you some of the centuries old culture we experienced, beginning with Everyday Life.

Green glass bottle c12th or 13th century – Iran.

Brass jug with silver and gold inlay from Afghanistan, c15th century.

9th century glass bottle alongside a 6th – 8th century document holder, both from Iran.

15th century Iranian Kashkul or ‘Beggars Bowl’, usually used by Islamic mystics, possibly Sufis, who had taken a vow of poverty.

Stall holder from the Souq Waqif in Doha

Stall holder from the Souq Waqif in Doha playing a Rababah – a Bedouin violin with only one string.

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