My new article Unity in Diversity– Reflections on Styles in Islamic Art is published
NAZARLI is a company I set up recentely. NAZARLI offers you stylish, elegant, simple interior decor items designed with respect to Islamic artistic tradition.
So I start with handmade decorative plates. High quality tableware made in England is on its way. Then it is going to be hand printed home textiles and lighting. Really looking forward to it and very excited! Hope you too)))))))
NAZARLI web site is nazarli.co.uk
Сайт NAZARLI на русском nazarlirus.com
Here are some of NAZARLI plates. For the whole collection – see web-site
Really like the glaze colour variation of this zillij panel from Alhambra! | Photos from http://patterninislamicart.com
Islamic geometry design cut out of tracing paper
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Amazing ceramic water filters (sieves?) from 14-15th century Egypt. Metropolitan Museum of Arts, New York. 26 pieces to inspire:
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The design started from square Kufic calligraphy decoration of Isfahan mosques. Walls resuscitate and become book pages (if you can read Arabic, of course), and it looks so beautiful and delicate. Tile and brick patterns remind carpets put on walls. … Continue reading
My article ‘Baku – Arabesque in stone’ http://islamic-arts.org/2013/baku-arabesque-in-stone/
Made some sketches on African theme. Don’t know how to use them for textile design yet, need to wait for some enlightment.
Original African textile designs are simple and have a sense of rythm. Tribal culture in general is very much based on ‘rythm’, probably reflecting a heartbeating. Have a look on my African textils collection on http://www.pinterest.com/marinaalin/african-textils/ if you’re interested.
My article “Biomorphic patterns in Islamic art – Tracing the origin”
I took my drawings of forest fruits – berries, hazelnuts, wild mushrooms, and pine cones – to create these designs. I wanted them to look sketch-like and airy. I wanted to treat gifts from the forest delicately. Forest was always kind to people providing them with food, and with wood to build and warm up houses. Woods are also a source of fresh air and a home for wildlife. Let’s be thankful to forests.