Mamluk bindings

Book bindings made in Egypt and Syria during the reign of the Mamluk Sultanate (1250–1516) represent the pinnacle of Islamic book design. Their decoration is refined and complex. Join Head of Conservation, Kristine Rose-Beers, as she introduces these books which represent a unique binding structure.

Cite this page as: Kristine Rose-Beers, Chester Beatty Library, "Mamluk bindings," in Smarthistory, September 9, 2021, accessed April 23, 2024,