Islamic textiles in Medieval Europe: Trade, Circulation and Use

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Talk on Islamic textiles in Medieval Europe: Trade, Circulation and Use by Dr Federica Gigante.

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Islamic textiles in Medieval Europe: Trade, Circulation and Use

A talk by Dr Federica Gigante

Islamic textiles were common in Medieval Europe. Imported by pilgrims returning from the Holy Land and traded across the Mediterranean, Islamic textiles became the staple of luxury furnishing and clothing. They adorned kings, saints, churches and palaces.

The talk will address the presence and use and of such textiles, particularly in the 13th to 15th centuries, and explore their traces in fresco decorations, icon paintings, and decorative objects.

Federica Gigante currently works at the Ashmolean Museum in Oxford as a Cross Collections Trainee Curator. She gained her PhD at the Warburg Institute jointly with SOAS focusing on Italian collections of Islamic artefacts. She held doctoral fellowships at the Kunsthistorisches Institut in Florence and the Research Centre for Anatolian Civilizations of Koç University, in Istanbul. Her research interests include cultural and artistic exchanges between the European and Islamic world and, in particular, the reception and mutual interpretation of artistic forms.

Location: The Pauling Centre, 58a Banbury Road, Oxford OX2 6QS.

Date: Thursday, 14th of November 2019

Time: 6 pm for a 6.15 pm start

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Image: Duccio di Buoninsegna, Rucellai Madonna, ca. 1285, Uffizi Gallery, Florence (detail).

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