Life in a Cup: Coffee Culture in the Islamic World

  • through September 18, 2022
  • The British Museum
Life in a Cup: Coffee Culture in the Islamic World explores the traditions that make coffee : way of life in parts of the Islamic world. Coffeehouses emerged as meeting places where people of different social positions, ethnicities and religions could meet on an equal footing around a cup of coffee. Fondness for coffee prevailed and became the essence of hospitality, governed by strict etiquette.
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Brass coffee pot with a hinged lid, long spout and curved handle of copper alloy and brass, from Syria.  24 centimeters x 20 centimeters x 9.20 centimeters. The faceted body of the coffeepot has scalloped applique metal sheets close to the base; the body, lid, handle and spout are all decorated with chased floral and geometric patterns.

 
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