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Tataric Shamail: Word and Image Tataric Shamail: Word and Image

Tataric Shamail: Word and Image

Еditor: Igor` Alekseev, Vladimir Bobrovnikov, Maria Filatova
Compilator: Igor` Alekseev, Vladimir Bobrovnikov, Maria Filatova

Izdatel`skij dom Mardzhani

Moskva, 2013, 213 pages

ISBN: 978-5-903715-81-7

The notion “shamail” defines easel by the form and religious by its content painting, based on the art of Arabic calligraphy. This genre of Islamic art was spread especially among Tatar-Muslims of Middle Volga region. Shamail reached its zenith here on the brink of XIX – XXth centuries. The book compiles, classifies and comments 103 Tataric shamails from state and private collections of Kazan and Moscow. According to the technique of implementation they are divided in two groups: shamails on glass and printed lithography. The catalogue is preceded with preliminary articles written by specialists in Islamic art and history of Tatarstan.

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