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Dressing the Caliphate: Clothing Cultures of the Early Islamic Period

https://harvardartmuseums.org/calendar/clothing-the-caliphate-dress-cultures-of-the-early-islamic-period

In this lecture, Professor Jochen Sokoly will examine the clothing worn during the time of the early Islamic Caliphates – between the 7th and 11th centuries – and examine the various cultural influences that shaped them. A brief introduction to the exhibition Social fabrics: inscribed textiles from medieval Egyptian tombs will also be presented.

The conference will take place in Menschel Hall, lower level. Please enter the museums through the Broadway entrance. Doors will open at 5:30 p.m.

After the conference, guests are invited to visit the Social fabrics exhibition on level 3, until 8:30 p.m.

Please note that while face coverings are optional in all other Harvard Art Museum spaces, they are required for participants in all Menschel Hall programs. Museums will provide visitors with disposable masks who will not bring their own. Please see our general visitor policies, including details of covid– related precautions.

Free admission, but limited places. Reservations can be arranged by clicking on the event on this form from Sunday April 10 after 10 a.m.

Harvard Art Museums

32 Quincy Street

Cambridge, MA