Persian Illumination (Tezhip)
Tezhip, also known as Persian Illumination, is a traditional form of Islamic art that involves the intricate embellishment of various surfaces with vibrant and detailed designs. Originating from the Persian region, tezhip has a rich history dating back several centuries.
Tezhip holds significant cultural and religious importance in Persian and Islamic societies. It is commonly used to adorn religious texts like the Quran, prayer books, as well as official documents and royal decrees. The art form showcases the craftsmanship and creativity of the artists while reflecting the spiritual and aesthetic values of Persian culture.
In recent years, tezhip has experienced a revival and gained international recognition as a valuable art form. Contemporary artists continue to practice tezhip, exploring new materials and techniques to innovate within the tradition. Tezhip’s captivating beauty and intricate details continue to enchant viewers, making it an enduring symbol of Persian art and aesthetics.
Art was never created in isolation, this is Mariyah’s motto, the artist behind the page Mariyah Farooqui art.
Finding beauty in traditional arts, she has created a niche wherein she assimilates various traditional art forms to create contemporary works of art.
She is an avid student and practitioner of Persian Illumination, Kirigami, Sacred geometry and Arabic Calligraphy. She is self taught as well as has had the opportunity to study under various masters across the world.
Her art draws on the spiritual and aesthetic aspects of art. This interconnection, a creative correspondence between humanity and divinity, helps her combine various art forms together to create and express traditional art in a contemporary way that is centered around balance and symmetry and is both unique and relatable.