I have wanted to go to the Islamic Exhibit at the Met since it re-opened a year or so ago and today was the day. And by myself, there was no one to hustle me through. I could linger on the tiles and the textiles and snap all the photos I wanted, swooning over the patient and rich beauty and imagining it will somehow, someday make its way into a kitchen or a hallway or a bathroom or a living room.
Here are the shots - I'm posting them on facebook too. I still have no idea how the heck to use that but I'm just going to put my pictures there for now. if you have any tips - pass em along.
P.S. I contacted someone to help me set up a new Blog and he's super busy! Like May busy. So I"m noodling on what to do in the meantime. Stay posted.
|Tile. The dark tile is more navy blue than the blackish color you see here. So gorgous!|
|Velvet and gold textile with the poppy image used to drape the inside of tents.|
Yep, we do that when we go to Duluth, too.
|This is a Reception Room from the Ottoman Empire. I forget the date!|
The ottoman banquette was just killing me!
|NOW look at that velvet banquette. In front of the - on the lower level is a beautiful quiet fountain.|
|Silk velvet and linen "tiger striped" textile. This gets so modern looking.|
|A "window" of carved wood set into carved marble.|
|Details of tile work, carved limestone and wood panel.|