Original Artwork

Our original artwork features hand-embellished illumination with natural dies on a 24 karat gold background on handmade Ahar paper. Each piece is an heirloom item, sure to be passed down for generations.

Our original Islamic calligraphy is all made using the most traditional techniques of Islamic art and with the most natural materials. This combination of technique and materials means the pieces can truly stand the test of time, and also keep their value. Original pieces allow for subtle and gorgeous forms of daily remembrance of our Lord.

We have a few original pieces available and are also open to custom commissions.

If interested in an original piece, please contact info@thesilsila.com.

Our in-house Calligrapher and Illuminator

Waqar Ahmed

By the pen, and what they write [68:1]

The science behind Islamic calligraphy

When done properly, Islamic calligraphy is a science as much as it is an art form. Each letter in each script has been mastered over for generations so that it is in the most perfect proportions determined by sacred geometry. After a few hours of viewing calligraphy, it is easy to differentiate the self-taught calligrapher versus the calligrapher who has perfected the artform under a master.