Hilye

For just over a year now, I have been working on my first illuminated hilye. A hilye is a traditional Ottoman calligraphic composition that includes Qur’anic verses and a description of the physical and moral characteristics of Prophet Muhammad (peace … Continue reading

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Student’s Work from the PSTA Autumn 2010 Course in Islamic Manuscript Illumination

Student’s work from the Islamic manuscript illumination course at the Prince’s School of Traditional Arts. Last Saturday marked the final session of a 4-day course that I taught in Islamic manuscript illumination at the Prince’s School of Traditional Arts. Due to … Continue reading

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Student’s Work from the PSTA Summer School 2010 Course in Islamic Manuscript Illumination

Dear blog readers, I would like to share some of my student’s fantastic work from the course that I taught last week: a one-week summer school workshop in Islamic manuscript illumination held at the Prince’s School of Traditional Arts in … Continue reading

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A Crash Course in Islamic Manuscript Illumination: Classical Technique

  Flower Basmalah (2007) by Ayesha Gamiet When I was a little girl, I remember flicking through art history books and viewing pictures related to Islamic art: intricate stucco carvings and mosaic work, vibrant embroidered textiles beside jewel-like miniature paintings, … Continue reading

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