DOHA, TRAVEL / Tuesday / September 4th, 2012
Doha Museum of Islamic Art
Set against a backdrop of sea and city
Work and its training has been keeping me so busy that I’ve had minimal time to explore Doha. I finally made the time to visit the Museum of Islamic Art. Emphasis on the word “time”, because I tend to get lost in museums! In January spent nearly 4 hours in London’s British museum, particularly engrossed in the Greek sculpture from the Hellinistic period (fun fact: I’m obsessed with Ancient Greece). At this museum, I was particularly gripped by the ornate Indian jewellery from the 17th and 18th century, and thought it would be interesting to share with you all,. Probably because I wanted to take it out and wear it immediately. Often I’d see something shiny and had to curb myself and pull on my arty-pants again, but you know what vintage does to me. Bear in mind, these were made by hand.
Loved this ornate headband. Tiara-like, I imagine it on the wearer’s head with the one single red ruby resting in the center of the forehead.
Had a little obsession with daggers and their covers that day!