Explore the beautiful Ottoman floral borders for ornamenting calligraphy, in this course supported by the Bagri Foundation.
Azma Salman will begin with elements and design principles for illuminating the borders of Islamic texts in the style of the Ottoman period. The Ottoman empire which for six centuries lay at the crossroads of Western and Eastern worlds (c.1300 – 1922), was a cradle of rich artistic exchanges which led to the blossoming of exquisite art forms and aesthetics. The style mixes geometric and floral motifs to create a continuous winding concentric pattern. Students will learn to design their own borders and to paint them using traditional painting techniques.
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.