Bukhara Koranic Calligraphy

A framed miniature calligraphy panel, hand worked by a seventh generation miniature painter and calligraphist from Bukhara. The tradition of miniatures in Central Asia dates back to the reign of Tamerlane (1370-1405), while calligraphy associated with geometric Islamic art (arabesque) flourished even earlier as seen on the walls and ceilings of mosques as well as on the page. Contemporary artists, like this one, combine the two art forms, drawing on their respective heritage to create non-scriptural calligraphic inscriptions or abstractions. The work is done using various brushes and pencils, gold and silver leaf, and much is performed under a magnifying glass.

The calligraphy on this piece is from the Koran - 'tasimu bihablillahi jami'an wa la tafarraqu' meaning 'And hold fast, all of you together, to the Rope of Allah, and be not divided among yourselves'.

Country of Origin: Uzbekistan

Size: frame 27cm x 41cm; calligraphy 10cm x 23cm

Product Code: AR0227

Price: Rs10,000

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