From fabulous ivory carvings to lavish textiles with intricate gold embroidery, everything the Fatimids left behind points to opulence and abundance on a scale we can only imagine.
Jochen Sokoly is associate professor of art history of the Islamic world at Virginia Commonwealth University School of the Arts in Qatar where he has taught since 2004. His primary research interests focus on the material culture of the early caliphates, particularly within the context of court and administration. He is currently preparing a publication on the early Islamic inscribed textiles in the al-Sabah Collection at the Kuwait National Museum.
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