Artwork Panel: 32cm x 45cm ≈ 12½" x 17¾"
Silk/Brocade: 41cm x 102.5cm ≈ 16" x 40¼"
Width at Wooden Knobs: 50cm ≈ 19¾"Information about caring for your wall scroll
Al-Hijr 15, 99
Close up view of the artwork mounted to this silk brocade wall scroll
This verse comes from the Qu'ran. The text roughly translates as, "...worship your Lord until it comes to you, the certainty (of death)."
This is printed on handmade paper with a high-fiber content (you will see lots of natural husks and fibers pressed into this paper). The artwork was then mounted to a handmade two-tone silk brocade wall scroll.
The result is a beautiful and elegant presentation of this Islamic calligraphy.
The print was created on a $4000+ commercial giclee printer. I do not currently have a contact for a calligrapher who can write Arabic script like this by hand. If you are a Thuluth (ثلث ṯuluṯ) calligrapher, please contact me, I would love to be able to offer hand-painted versions of Arabic calligraphy (of course, that will cost more, so prints like this will always be a lot cheaper).
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Feb 27th, 2017
Gary's random little things about China:
As the Chinese Government prepares Beijing for the 2008 Olympic Games, here are some related facts:
More than 200 new hotels are being built in Beijing.
Almost 100 miles of new subway and local transit rail lines are being laid.
Hundreds of miles of new and improved highways are being built.
Almost 100,000 billboard signs have been put up to encourage Chinese people to be friendly to foreigners (and to stop spitting in public).
Beijing taxi drivers have been ordered to learn basic landmark and navigational English.
From the construction associated with the 2008 Olympics, The Three-Gorges Dam project, and other construction in China, there is a worldwide shortage of concrete and steel.
Because of the Para-Olympics, all new subway lines in Beijing are incorporating elevators making Beijing more accessible to disabled people than ever before.
Beijing's skies are usually gray by nature. In years past, on the days when the clouds clear, the sky was brown with pollution.
But in preparations for the Olympics along with a new public enthusiasm for environmental issues, gross-polluting vehicles have been banned by the Chinese Government.
So for the last few years, when the clouds clear over Beijing, blue sky can be seen for the first time in decades.