عنوان مقاله [English]
The work of the craftsmen of the Islamic era, which are considered to be the original works of Islamic art today, have been mentioned in earlier sources from two different perspectives; One is concerned with their practical aspect in the life of the general public and the other with the prestige of their ornamental and luxurious aspect in the treasures of the rich people. These dual interpretations in the writings of some former authors of the Islamic world have become the basis for the classification of handicrafts into two essential and luxurious groups. The purpose of this article is to approach to the perception of the former peoples of the Islamic world of the craftswork by searching for these objects and their related crafts in historical texts. The result shows that the objects that are known today as works of crafts belong to the second group; But this artistic dignity does not come from today's point of view, but they have been respected by their original creators and owners beyond their practical aspects and have been appreciated and maintained in the place of exquisite masterpieces. On the other hand, everyday objects have their own status and have never been far from the focus of Islamic authors.