Despite conforming to a large degree of geometry and precision, exuberance finds its way into the arts and culture of the Islamic world, the love of decoration as evident today as it was in history. Arabesque, inspired by its many aspects, and by the collections in Kuala Lumpur’s respected Islamic Arts Museum Malaysia, celebrates this joy for life and beauty.

Southeast Asia’s largest museum of its type, with artefacts numbering over ten thousand, the aim of the Islamic Arts Museum Malaysia is to truly represent the breadth of the Islamic world, showcasing works not only from Islam’s Persian and Middle Eastern heartlands, but from across the globe, with an emphasis on those of the Indian subcontinent, Southeast Asia and the Far East.

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