This is a painting of a Female Dancer, created in the early 19th century, during the Qajar Period in Iran (1789-1925).
David and I viewed the Islamic art exhibit at the Honolulu Museum of Art on Wednesday. The Islam religion was founded during the 7th century. Islamic art has flourished for the past 1300 years. It is characterized by geometric, floral, and calligraphic shapes.
These pieces of Islamic art were donated to the Honolulu Museum by philanthropist Doris Duke’s Shangri La estate in Hawaii.
Here are other samples of this type of Islamic art at the Honolulu Museum.
Female musician. Iran, Qajar Period (1789-1925), created in the early 19th century:
Chair. North Africa, 19th century, wood and ivory:
Tile panel. Turkey (possibly Istanbul), Ottoman Period (1291-1924), c. 1650:
Dish. Jerusalem, c. 1935:
Bowl. Iran (Kashan), late 12th century – early 13th century:
Chest of Drawers. Spain, c. 1700. Wood, ivory, metal hardware:
After touring the Islamic art exhibit at the Honolulu Museum, David and I drove to CPK at Ala Moana Center to have lunch. Thanks go to Maria for the $50 CPK gift card. It was a nice gift, Maria.
Pizza, The Works:
And that, folks, is how we retired seniors spend our free time. What a wonderful life in Hawaii.