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Parfums d'Orient
Institute du Monde Arabe, Paris
16.09.2023 – 17.03.2024

Manuscripts, miniatures, textiles, paintings, photographs, installations, videos... almost 200 works, as well as the raw materials from which perfumes are derived, tell of the importance of fragrances, unguents, oils, balms, waters and fumigations in the cultural, social and intimate practices of the Arab world. Their dialogue reveals the extent to which perfume permeates traditions and still permeates daily life today. Parfums d'Orient is the living imprint of an ancient and deeply-rooted culture.