The Muslim West
Andalusian-Maghrebi Art
Merinids and Nasrids: a model for Western Islamic art.
Nasrid art in al-Andalus, and Marinid, Ziyanid and Hafsid art in the Maghreb represent the highpoint of the decorative wealth found in Western Muslim art. Their interrelations give rise to a uniform style (with highly significant examples such as that at the Alhambra in Granada and the ‘Attarin Madrasa in Fez) which became a model for Western Islamic art.

Hegira 698 / AD 1299
Tlemcen, Algeria
In its early stages, Marinid art continued to make use of existing decorative elements such as muqarnas (stalactite-like) work and decorated arches.