The Social Sciences

Year: 2008
Volume: 3
Issue: 2
Page No. 104 - 112

The Use of the Kufic Script, an Element of Islamic Ornament in Turkish Rug Art

Authors : Sema Etikan

Abstract: The kufic script, was used in writing the Koran from the birth of Islam until the 10th century and then, was used as a decorating element of the Islamic art in a wide range of areas from architecture to tile and from ceramics to textile. In our rug art, which was introduced to the Islamic world by Turks and then became an important part of the Islamic art, has found a wide area of use and it has been used, since Anatolian Seldjuk rugs successfully, presenting rich varieties. In this research, the kufic script which was used in all the periods from the 13th century Anatolian Seldjuk Rugs to the 19th century Hereke Rugs in Turkish rug art was explained with samples.

How to cite this article:

Sema Etikan , 2008. The Use of the Kufic Script, an Element of Islamic Ornament in Turkish Rug Art. The Social Sciences, 3: 104-112.

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