Often inscribed with the rulers’ names, as well as with dates and sites of production, these textiles provide a window into the political and religious life of early Islam.
The word is derived from the Persian word for embroidery and can refer to the textiles themselves, to the bands of inscription that were embroidered onto them, or to the factories in which they were produced.
The economic growth of the 1970s and early 1980s came to a decline in 1986 when the price of oil fell dramatically from $28 per barrel in December 1985 to $10 per barrel in July 1986.
The drop in price was a result of the overproduction of oil.
This money--spent in their home location--boosts their national economies.