Item #23071 Allah (God).

Allah (God).

Barutçugil, Hikmet (illus.)

(Istanbul: Ebristan, 2004). Marbled paper with calligraphy measuring 23 3/4 by 32 inches. Ebru, or marbling, is one of the oldest arts in Turkey. In addition to being used in book binding and design, it was often used as a background for calligraphy and is considered high art. In this example, Barutçugil has used a stencil technique so that the calligraphy itself is marbled, in deep blue against a marbled background of blue and green. The original calligrapher of this design was Yusuf Coskun Beneuse (b. 1949). His interpretation of the word "Allah" takes the form of a flower and leaf stretching upwards toward heaven from a curled, grounded base. Bump to the lower left corner margin, which can be easily covered by a mat. Else fine. Item #23071

Price: $800.00