Al-Asr
Islamic Scripture
Wall Scroll

Al-Asr - Islamic Scripture - Wall Scroll
Al-Asr - Islamic Scripture - Wall Scroll
94.5cm
37¼"
48.6cm
19"

Typical Gallery Price: $130.00

Your Price: $58.88


• Delivered to you in Ashburn by Feb 20th.
• Standard shipping is just $3.80 for any order.
• Limited Edition Print - I might make more.
• Handmade Wall Scroll.
• Money-Back Guarantee.

Approximate Measurements

Artwork Panel: 30.3cm x 32.4cm ≈ 12" x 12¾"

Silk/Brocade: 39.6cm x 94.5cm ≈ 15½" x 37¼"

Width at Wooden Knobs: 48.6cm ≈ 19"

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العصر

Al-Asr
The Declining Day, Eventide, The Epoch, Time

Al-Asr - Islamic Scripture - Wall Scroll close up view

Close up view of the artwork mounted to this silk brocade wall scroll

Crazy Blue Gold Silk 1

This Crazy Blue-Gold Silk can change color depending on how the light hits it.

Crazy Blue Gold Silk 2

The section directly around the artwork on this scroll (sample images are from a different scroll). The top and bottom of this scroll are a different green brocade.

This artwork features Al-Asr, the 103rd chapter (sūrah) of the Qur’ān. There are just 3 verses in this short chapter.

وَالْعَصْرِ‌
By Time (God swears By time).

2. إِنَّ الْإِنسَانَ لَفِي خُسْرٍ‌
Indeed man is in loss,

3. إِلَّا الَّذِينَ آمَنُوا وَعَمِلُوا الصَّالِحَاتِ وَتَوَاصَوْا بِالْحَقِّ وَتَوَاصَوْا بِالصَّبْرِ‌‌
...except those who have faith and do righteous deeds, and enjoin one another to [follow] the truth, and enjoin one another to patience.

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.

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).

This item was listed or modified
Jan 27th, 2020

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About My Giclée Prints

I'm really into this as a hobby more than a business, but that means I have more dedication to the art than the profit. I love to experiment with different papers and graphic designs until I find the perfect combination. Quality really matters to me, and is also more important than profit. There's another fine art print shop down the street that charges twice as much as I do - so maybe I am doing something wrong, but you benefit from my folly.

James Cowart and Canon Giclee Printer

A photographer that I admire, Jeremy Cowart, and his Canon imagePROGRAF PRO Series printer.

It took me a few years to find just the right fine art giclée printer.
The first printer handled the handmade papers from Japan and China really well, but the dye-based ink could fade in direct sunlight (dye-based inks are not good for long-lasting art).
The next printer was a huge HP DesignJet. I spent almost $7000 on the used printer, new heads, and new ink tanks just get it going. However, it constantly jammed when trying to feed these fine papers. I sold it for $1200 - ouch!
I finally bought a wonderful Canon imagePROGRAF PRO Series. A big investment (printer and initial ink, about $6000) but this time it was a good investment.

This Canon printer has 18,432 nozzles and can fire more than 32 Million precision droplets of ink per second. Your home inkjet printer cannot compete with that.
There are 12 ink tanks, and with so many ink colors, the gamut is excellent.
This printer can reproduce any color the human eye can perceive, and the gradients and tones are smooth and, well, perfect.

I use only authentic Canon Lucia Pro pigment-based inks. This ink is archival and UV-resistant. In independent laboratory testing, giclée prints created with this ink are rated to last 95 years without fading (but still don't hang this in direct sunlight). I figure you'll get a lifetime of enjoyment if you take good care of this artwork.



Want a customized wall scroll or custom-sized print? Just contact me!

I can print this larger, on the paper texture of your choice, and give you whatever silk brocade colors you want. Ready-to-frame prints can be delivered in a few days. However, it does take several weeks for custom wall scrolls. Either way, it's worth the wait if you want something really custom and unique.

Typical Gallery Price: $130.00

Your Price: $58.88


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