Persia

A Look at Safavid Glass


Looking at this colored glass ewer that was produced in Iran sometime in the seventeenth to early eighteenth century, during the late Safavid dynasty,  I cannot help but be reminded of a colored glass wine bottle.  Coincidentally, this vessel most likely would have been used for wine as well, since much of the glass production in Safavid Iran was linked to the wine industry in Shiraz.  The Shirazi wine industry is credited with spurring glass production in Iran b
ewer, Glass, enamel, gilding, Safavid, Iran, Persia, wine

Tiles


This exhibition showcases tiles from the 13th through the 20th century, from a variety of countries and cultures including Persia, Islamic Spain, and the Netherlands. The majority of tiles are from the Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum’s permanent ceramic collection, with a portion of the objects on loan from other private and public collections. Many tiles will be displayed to the public for the first time.
tiles, ceramics, patterns, exhibitions, spain, Netherlands, Persia