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Special exhibition archive

Arab Weavers – Christian Kings. Medieval Textiles from Spain, 26 April to 8 November 2020

From the 8th century until 1492, large parts of Spain were ruled by Muslim dynasties. Despite their on-going conflict with them, the Christian kings in the north gladly availed themselves of the magnificent cloth woven by Muslim weavers. They had these sumptuous textiles made up into robes both secular and sacred. The silks exhibited here are important historical source materials and attest to a lively cultural exchange. Press Release