Cartier’s unexpected links to Islam

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Luxury brand Cartier is the subject of a new exhibition across the pond that will explore its relationship with Islam.

The Dallas Museum of Art in Texas will host the exhibition which delves back into the jewelry and watch brand’s history of using Islamic influences in its designs.

The Parisian company was founded by Louis-François Cartier in 1847.

The Dallas Museum of Art’s event page reveals: “This major exhibition traces Islamic art’s influence on the objects created by Louis Cartier and the designers of the great French [jewelry] maison from the early 20th century to today.

“The exhibition explores how Cartier’s designers adapted forms and techniques from Islamic art, architecture, and [jewelry], as well as materials from India, Iran and the Arab lands, synthesizing them into a modern stylistic language unique to the house of Cartier.

“Co-organised by the Dallas Museum of Art and the Museé des Arts Décoratifs, Paris, in partnership with the maison Cartier, Cartier and Islamic Art presents over 400 objects from major international collections, including the Department of Islamic Arts at the Louvre Museum and the Keir Collection of Islamic Art on loan to the Dallas Museum of Art.”

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  Topics: Art, Fashion, History
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