Dear friends, join us for the opening of our Gift Shop Pop-up & Photo Exibition curated by Nathaly Yung from Yalla Habibi, at the Qalat Al Bahrain Site Museum on the 20th of November 2019 from 6pm to 8pm. Share a light bite catered by Green Bar Cafe accompanied by live music and experience the serene atmosphere of the Fort’s museum and it’s surroundings. @qab_sitemuseum @yallahabibi_bh @greenbarinc #bahrain #craft #art #handmade #glass #baskets and much more ❤️illustration by @thirdfeedco
Some of my glass works (ornaments dedicated to Kufi Calligraphy and Mini Mounds Baskets) will be available to be purchased.
Kūfic calligraphy is the oldest Islamic style of handwritten alphabet
that was used by early Muslims to record the Qu’ran. Until about the 11th century it was the main script used to copy Qur’ans.
The script was called Kūfic because it was thought to have been developed at Kūfah in Iraq—an early Islamic centre of culture.
This angular, slow-moving, dignified script was also used on tombstones and coins as well as for inscriptions on buildings. Among several styles developed during the centuries the Square or Geometric Kufic is a very simplified rectangular style often used as a tile work pattern in Islamic architecture: sometimes entire buildings are covered with tiles spelling sacred names like those of God, Muhammad (PBUH).
These unique glass ornaments comprise well-known Islamic phrase, thereby bringing a contemporary twist to an ancient tradition.
Mini Mounds Baskets
This series of works represents the artist’s engagement with the Bahrain landscape, specifically drawing attention to the interaction between nature, humanity and archeology.
Natural fiber from palm trees and glass, are combined together to produce a reference to a sense of place; perhaps acknowledging the many burial mounds on the island.