Islamic Art and Human Figures

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Posted by Steve Price on February 02, 1999 at 16:43:48:

Dear Friends,

We tend to focus our attentions rather narrowly, and, being mostly interested in rugs, often overlook the fact that there is lots of other Islamic art out there. And, in things like illustrated manuscripts, depictions of humans occur about as often as in any other artistic tradition.

It makes me wonder where the rug world's idea that Moslems are absolutely forbidden from making images of humans came from.

Steve Price

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