Carpet Weaving in Islamic Art: History, Creation & Uses


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What is one important use of the oriental rugs in the Islamic culture?

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1. Why is there little archaeological evidence of ancient pre-Islamic carpet weaving?

2. What two parts are typically found in an oriental rug?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Carpet weaving is a traditional part of Islamic culture. With this quiz/worksheet, you'll answer questions on key topics like the reason carpets are important to Islamic culture and why there's not a lot of available information on ancient pre-Islamic carpet weaving.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

The following points are addressed on the quiz:

  • Two parts of an oriental rug
  • Materials used in carpet weaving
  • Islamic carpet motifs

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on Islamic carpet weaving
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about why there's little evidence for ancient pre-Islamic carpet weaving and the parts of an Islamic rug
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the motifs of Islamic carpets and the materials that are used in the making of these carpets

Additional Learning

For more on Islamic culture, you can review the lesson called Carpet Weaving in Islamic Art: History, Creation & Uses. You'll be taught about the following key topics:

  • Regions where Islamic carpets have been made
  • Uses of these carpets for decorative purposes
  • History and design of Islamic carpets
  • The process of making these carpets