Posted by: facetothewind | January 11, 2014

Islamic Art Museum

How do you know when you’re a textile queen? When you’re at the Islamic Art Museum in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, and you weep as you move from case to case viewing the collection. It was a spectacular collection of one of the oldest and most beautiful decorative arts on the planet. Amazing that such a violent religion has such beautiful art. See below – you’ll find some gorgeous pistol handles and knives — hey as long as you’re cutting off people’s heads, you might as well do it in style, eh? You’ll also see some pottery, tiles, belt buckles, powder flasks, and some calligraphy from a special exhibit. Click to enlarge and then use right or left arrows.

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  1. Wow. Thanks for sharing these — where IS the museum? When were you in KL? I’m amazed — I love these. It’s a good example of why I read your blog — I’d never in a million years have taken myself into an Islamic textile museum, assuming I’d have zero interest or appreciation for its contents — but your photos are stunning. Thanks.


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