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Decoration and Pattern in Mughal India with Amber Khokhar

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10:30- 17:30


Amber Khokhar

Explore the decorative patterns from the magnificent ateliers in Mughal India and create painted compositions that combine geometry with floral motifs, in this course supported by the Bagri Foundation.

Mughal emperors brought and encouraged exceptional patronage of the arts, creating an outstanding aesthetic characterised by subtlety, delicacy and elegance. This course draws from diverse artistic sources: the heritage of Central Asia; the arts of the Islamic world, and the rich indigenous traditions of India.

Students will look at the Mughal’s ingenious floral designs that adorned architectural monuments as well as printed textiles during a visit at the V&A museum. Amber Khokhar will guide them through an analytical and practical study of geometry as well as quasi naturalistic floral motifs; enabling students to design a repeat pattern that will be painted using natural pigments on paper.

This course is part of the Bagri Foundation Open Programme at The Prince’s School of Traditional Arts which aims to expand the Asian arts courses at The School.

Amber Khokhar

Artist and designer Amber Khokhar has a strong background in design with a diverse academic and practical knowledge of traditional art.  Amber was the first person commissioned to design a modern carpet for Buckingham Palace and is currently designing a series of window panels for a 'Prayer Hall' and highly collectable ceramics and paintings from a studio in Greenwich. As an accomplished educator she has devised numerous practical workshops at museums and schools notably Birkbeck College, London.


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