Ismalic Art of illumination is a 13th century art form which originated in Persia and incorporates the heavy use of gold along with arabesque and floral elements to represent nature in a divine form. The basis of which lies in balance and symmetry.
Illumination meaning light, Uses gold highlights for decorative painting of motifs traditionally used to decorate the pages of Quran. Later on, “Art of The Book” extended to embellishing other books of literature.
Collection and gifting of such books eventually became a status symbol owing to the valuable art of Illumination.