Exploring the Beauty of Islamic Art

The Islamic Arts Museum Malaysia, located in Kuala Lumpur, houses a diverse collection of Islamic art from various periods and regions. It's known for its expansive collection, which includes artifacts, textiles, ceramics, and calligraphy.
We worked with the British Museum to create jewelry inspired by their exhibition, "Inspired by the East: how the Islamic world influenced Western art."

Our jewelry is shaped like a horse chestnut leaf and has a unique calligraphy script. The Islamic image on the leaf is a verse in Thulth script which reads: “The good people are those who help people.” Thuluth script is a classical Islamic calligraphic style known for its elegant and flowing lines, often used for Quranic verses, poetry, and decorative inscriptions. 

Gold-plated leaves are exquisite examples of the craftsmanship and artistic ingenuity of the Ottoman Empire. In Ottoman art and design, gold was often used to adorn various objects, from architectural elements to manuscripts and artifacts. One of the most notable uses of gold in Ottoman art is in illuminated manuscripts, where gold leaf was applied to highlight text and intricate designs.


Calligraphy Leaf Earrings


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