In the Ottoman Empire silk textiles and carpets were produced by royal factories as well as commercial factories. The designs of the Ottoman Court style featured flowers, jagged leaves, and scrolls. The Ottoman fabric below is in the collection of the Bargello National Museum in Florence, Italy.
Ottoman Fabric. Fine Art. Encyclopædia Britannica Image Quest. Web. 27 Feb 2013. <http://quest.eb.com/images/135_856818>
According to the book Islamic Arts (see above), the Dome of the Rock in Jerusalem is known as the first work of Islamic architecture. This Muslim shrine is built over the sacred stone from which the Prophet Muhammad ascended to heaven.
Dome Of The Rock. Photograph. Encyclopædia Britannica Image Quest. Web. 27 Feb 2013. <http://quest.eb.com/images/139_1904578>
Islamic manuscript showing astronomers at work
Islamic Manuscript Showing Astronomers At Work. Photography. Encyclopædia Britannica Image Quest. Web. 27 Feb 2013. <http://quest.eb.com/images/151_2526495>