Ijaza Hilye

My completed ijaza hilye (c) Ayesha Gamiet 2018 If you have been following my work for a while you’ll know that I received my apprenticeship (ijaza) in Islamic manuscript illumination earlier this year. As far as I’m aware, I am the … Continue reading

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A Royal Commission

I was asked to keep this project quiet until all was complete, but now I am very happy to share that I’ve been honoured to receive a very special commission from the Royal Library, Windsor Castle. My work was presented … Continue reading

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Cairo

Here are some photos from last month’s workshop at the Jameel House of Traditional Arts in Fustat, Cairo. I spent a week teaching students about biomorphic design in Islamic art (also known as islimi). The workshops were run by the … Continue reading

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Exhibition: Contemporary Arts Through Living Traditions

I have the pleasure of inviting you to ‘Contemporary Arts Through Living Traditions’, at the Prince’s Foundation, London. The exhibition features work of alumni and tutors from the Prince’s School of Traditional Arts. Four of my paintings will be on … Continue reading

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Bougainville

Bougainville (c) Ayesha Gamiet 2017 This was a fun commission I completed for a client at the end of last year – a Christmas present for the client’s Greek wife. He asked me to paint bougainville, as these flowers grow … Continue reading

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New Course at the Yunus Emre Institute in London, October 2017

Tezhip workshop at the Yunus Emre Institute, London I’m looking forward to teaching this new course at the Yunus Emre Institute in London next month. Please see below for details: For centuries, Muslim artists have used gold, ink, and brightly … Continue reading

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Ijaza

Earlier this year, I was in Istanbul working on a very special project. For over 10 years, I have been working towards a traditional apprenticeship in tezhib (the art of Islamic manuscript illumination). The Turkish and Arabic term given to … Continue reading

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‘One Song’ – a Poem by Jalaluddin Rumi

“What is praised is one, so the praise is one too, many jugs being poured into a huge basin. All religions, all this singing, one song. The differences are just illusion and vanity. Sunlight looks slightly different on this wall … Continue reading

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Feature in Norwegian daily newspaper: Vårt Land

Many thanks to Heidi Marie Lindekleiv of Norwegian daily Vårt Land for this beautiful and insightful article on the revival of Islamic arts in Europe. Last month, Heidi interviewed Khaled Azzam from the The Prince’s School of Traditional Arts, and myself. I … Continue reading

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Islamic Art Spring / Summer Saturday Courses in Windsor

I am very pleased to announce my new Islamic art courses for Spring / Summer 2017! All courses below will be held at my studio in Windsor: Prime Studios, 1-6 Ward Royal Parade, Alma Road, Windsor SL4 3HR. You can find … Continue reading

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