the process of creating. The simple and elegant layout is stunning, but seeing the gradual addition of the details is breathtaking!

This would be something that I think Emily would create. It has the Islamic patterns which she values. It has all of this culture in it but it is modern at the same time.

the process of creating. The simple and elegant layout is stunning, but seeing the gradual addition of the details is breathtaking!

This would be something that I think Emily would create. It has the Islamic patterns which she values. It has all of this culture in it but it is modern at the same time.

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Some amazing illumination work by a talented young Turkish artist, Dilara Yarci. Dilara has been studying illumination since 2005 in a Fine Arts University in Istanbul. ‘I am from Izmir but live in Istanbul. Istanbul is the centre of Art in Turkey,.

Persian art; I have stamps that look like this....good color scheme to use

Persian art* NOTE: please see comment below regarding the origin of this art style;good color scheme to use

A Handbook of ornament with 300 plates(whole book)

A Handbook of ornament with 300 plates(whole book) Ornaments are important

"Tezhip," a traditional style of illuminated illustration that originated in the Ottoman Empire. This technique has been used to decorate ceramics, architecture, books and more.

"Tezhip," a traditional style of illuminated illustration that originated in the Ottoman Empire. This technique has been used to decorate ceramics, architecture, books and more.

Detail of the illuminated opening page of the Persian manuscript, Gulistan, by the thirteenth-century poet, Sadi, one of Persia’s great literary masters. Gulistan means ‘rose-garden’, and the manuscript is made up of stories each representing a flower of the poetic garden. This manuscript was copied in 1649.

1649 Copy of the opening page of "Gulistan" or Rose Garden composed by Persian C. The manuscript is made up of stories each representing a flower of the poetic garden.

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