Islamic art

You have to see Istanbul Topkapi Palace Museum miniature collections

You have to see Istanbul Topkapi Palace Museum miniature collections

Istanbul is Turkey's most populous city, and its cultural and financial center. It is located on the Bosphorus Strait, and encompasses the natural ...

The history of Arabic calligraphy

The history of Arabic calligraphy

A. Kufic Calligraphy Originating in the city of Kufac, Kufic khatt was the only script used to copy the Holy Quran between the 8th and 10th centur...

Calligraphy from Ottoman Dervish Lodges

Calligraphy from Ottoman Dervish Lodges

Alongside the art of the book, which was promoted by rulers at their courts and by religious scholars in mosques and Qur’an schools, Arabic calligr...

Gold as a decorative art in the Muslim Near East

Gold as a decorative art in the Muslim Near East

In Islam hoarding gold and silver is denounced in the Qur’an and willyet artists have long used these metals in a variety of artistic forms Gold ha...

The secrets of Islamic Art and Architecture

The secrets of Islamic Art and Architecture

  One of the major contributions of the Islamic civilization was in the field of art as it went beyond the limited traditional concepts of direc...

Tughra Origins of Ottoman Sultans

Tughra Origins of Ottoman Sultans

  The first known tughra of an Ottoman sultan is attributed to Orhan, the second Ottoman ruler, who ruled from 1326 to 1362. The original tughras ...

History of Marbling Art Ebru

History of  Marbling Art Ebru

  For centuries, marbling art was an art form found only inside the covers of books. Contemporary artists and designers have rediscovered this vers...

251 years old Ottoman calligraphic Galleon

251 years old Ottoman calligraphic Galleon

The contribution of the Muslim World to a wide range of arts, sciences and academic disciplines is often overlooked or taken for granted. This site...