Marvels and Wonders: Geometric Designs in Cairo during the Mamluk Sultanate

Thursday, October 26, 2017

Maiwa Handprints Ltd.

6 - 1666 Johnston Street
Vancouver, BC V6H 3S2

Doors open at 7:30pm

Medieval chronicler Ibn Khaldun described Cairo as “the centre of the universe and the garden of the world.” Its majestic domes, soaring minarets, and open courtyards were the legacy of the Mamluk Sultanate (1250 – 1517) Zealous patronage of the arts led to the creation of exquisite masterpieces and some of the most exceptional Islamic architecture and geometric designs ever constructed. Join author Eric Broug as he leads us through the extraordinary microcosm of Medieval Cairo. Eric will explore some of the basic principles that underlay this design heritage before moving on to demonstrate what was unique and exceptional about geometric design during the Mamluk Sultanate. For information on how to register, visit www.schooloftextiles.com.

Maiwa Handprints Ltd.

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Vancouver, BC V6H 3S2
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