Images of the Islamic world suffer from both 'Orientalism' and the idea that
styles have changed little. Orientalism here is Arabian Nights style fantasies
that are for the most part inventions of 18th and 19th century Europe.
This section is more of an exploration as the information is not so
easily available. Because of traditions forbidding the depiction of humans in art
there are fewer images of dress.
Safavid and early Ottoman
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[| S.C.A. Near Eastern cultural myths] - a bit of debuking to start with