Artist: Shams Un Nisa
Works of renown Islamic Calligraphers are beautifully embroidered striking a balance of colours and visual, forcing viewers to marvel at the talent.
The work starts right from selecting the design, to its layout and form, colour scheme as well as embroidery style is all decided by the artist. Then a team of embroiderers carry out their work under the close eye of the artist to painstakingly perfect each piece.
Images displayed are photographs of actual hand embroidered pieces of calligraphy, each one unique. Please note: the beauty and full impact of the embroidered artwork cannot be fully captured in photographs
The United Nations Educational and Scientific Cultural Organisation (UNESCO), invited the Artist to display her works in Doha, Qatar, in collaboration with the National Commission of Education, Culture and Science (NCECS) The organisation also awarded her with an appreciation certificate in recognition of her unique style of reproducing Quranic calligraphy.
Shams Un Nisa interprets original calligraphy by different artists into hand embroidery using the finest silk, precious and semi-precious stones, brocade, linen, cotton, highlighted by beads, sequins and appliqué work, and mounted on attractive frames that reflect her amazing sense of colour.
Needle and thread replicate the paint and brush embellishing calligraphic verses of the Qur'an with the finest needlework that stands out for its colour combinations and craftsmanship.
Exhibition & Interview at Islamic Cultural Centre, UK (Regents Park Mosque)
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