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The Fascinating Ceramic Tile Art of the Anatolian Seljuks

The ceramic tile art of the Anatolian Seljuks dazzled with its mystical turquoise hues, fantastical creatures, and figural depictions. So, who were...

Marga Patterson 3 January 2022

Contemporary Chronicles: Adeel-uz-Zafar, Antagonist 1/ Dragon, Review

Contemporary Chronicles: A Conversation About 9/11

South Asia Institute, or SAI, located in the museum district in downtown Chicago on Michigan Avenue, cultivates the art and culture of South Asia and...

Guest Profile 22 November 2021

Painting

The Tiny Big World of Kamal al-din Bihzad – A Persian Miniature Painter

In today’s article, we want to present you with a story of Kamal al-din Bihzad, a renowned Persian miniature painter and head of the royal...

Magda Michalska 2 September 2021

Fashion

Fashion like a Russian: Kokoshnik, a Traditional Headdress

We all know the proverb Clothes speak for men. In the Russian national costume, a headdress called Kokoshnik played a significant role: it completed...

Elizaveta Ermakova 27 July 2021

Art Travels

A Journey to Andalusia: The Moorish Stronghold of Granada

The fall of Moorish Granada to the Catholic Monarchs Ferdinand and Isabella in 1492 marked the end of the Reconquista and the ultimate collapse of...

Kacper Grass 20 July 2021

The Decline of Mughal Arts under Aurangzeb

Muḥī al-Dīn Muḥammad was the sixth man to ascend to the Mughal throne and the last of the strong Mughal rulers. He was a notable expansionist...

Maya M. Tola 4 June 2020