Islamic art exhibit


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.

Chicken Dumplings:


Pizza, The Works:


Chicken Piccata:


And that, folks, is how we retired seniors spend our free time. What a wonderful life in Hawaii.

7 Responses to “Islamic art exhibit”

  1. Olga Says:

    You have a good life there in Hawaii.

  2. DJan Says:

    Lovely art exhibit and fine dining. Wonderful! 🙂

  3. Christine Says:

    Thanks for sharing the Islamic art and your delicious meal choices! You live the good life for sure!

  4. anonymousonthemainland!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Says:

    MSN reported yesterday that Hawaii is the best place for seniors to retire of all the USA with one caveat…the cost of a home is the highest of all the USA– The health care system the familia caring and sharing of what the entire family has insures seniors are well taken care of, but if one cannot ever hope to buy a home that would be the monkey in the wrench..the blue skies, warm weather is great but no place to really call even a tiny home would prohibit a lot of people to consider living there..always something to complain about I say..why not just move there if one wants to and see what life one really needs a home in retirement unless one really wants to have home ownership, a place to stay, warmth, loving people family and or friends will make up for it for sure..I say seize the day and enjoy the life you want..Your art exhibit is lovely the lunch looks even lovelier if there is a word..The weather I am sure beats more snow and ice and freezing rain here..Life is short enjoy the ambience, love and kindness of island living aloha!!!

  5. honoluluaunty91 Says:

    What a nice day!

  6. DeniseinVA Says:

    That is a wonderful art exhibit. I would have enjoyed it very much, also the delicious food. Lovely gift from Maria.

  7. SchmidleysScribblins Says:

    Thanks for the tour. I could almost smell the food.

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