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Alif

$333.00
The artist cut Alif, the first letter of the Arabic alphabet which symbolizes the absolute unity of Allah in the Islamic faith.

Celi Sulus Besmele

$129.00
The artist cut the Arabic phrase "Bismillah-ir-Rahman-ir-Rahim" which means " In the name of Allah, The Most Gracious, The Most Merciful" in the shape of a rose.

Divani Besmele

$199.00
The artist cut the Arabic phrase "Bismillah-ir-Rahman-ir-Rahim" which means "In the name of Allah, The Most Gracious, The Most Merciful".

Hilye-i Serif

$629.00
Hilye is a beautiful and significant description of Prophet Muhammad (ﷺ)’s moral, behavioral, and spiritual merits, as well as physical appearance.

La ghaliba illa Allah

$219.00
The artist cut the Arabic phrase "La ghaliba illa Allah" which means "There is no victor but God "

Mashallah

$89.00
The artist cut the Arabic phrase "Masha'Allah" which means "This is what Allah has willed” or “As The God willed” in the shape of a tulip.

Naht Art

Art of Naht is to apply calligraphic scripts and decorative patterns on wood by means of carving, inlaying, and illumination techniques. It transforms scripts and patterns into 3d structures using a wood or textile backdrop.

Naht is an Arabic origin word meaning carving. During the Seljuk and the Ottoman period, it is used as the original meaning. It was a part of the decoration and ornamentation of architectural works and producing decorative objects especially for religious buildings.

Today Naht metamorphosed into a new type of art by merging carving, inlaying, and illumination to forming 3D calligraphic scripts and decorative patterns using wood or some metals like brass.

The process of Naht art is choosing a calligraphic script or pattern, copying this script on wood, cutting with a scroll saw according to the shape of the script, laying script on a wood or textile backdrop. It can be enriched by different techniques according to the artists’ visualization.

The Naht artists usually prefer to use perfect examples of famous calligraphist’s works. Some of them may desire to write the scripts by themselves. Whichever is preferred the fact is every Naht artist has to know calligraphy very well to be able to perform this art.