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Exploring Islamic Illumination

The Exploring Islamic Illumination course is 6 weeks long. It introduces the student to an awareness of the world of Islamic manuscript illumination, also known as Tezhip, and the discipline required in learning this beautiful art form.

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Exploring Islamic Illumination

Time & Location

Sep 25, 2021, 4:00 PM UTC


Course Details


Date Range: September 25 – October 30, 2021. Saturdays.

Times: 4-6 pm GMT | 11AM - 1PM CDT

Course Format: Online

Instructor: Farzana Razzaque Hoca

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Tezhip is the Turkish word meaning “ornamenting with gold” and represents the Ottoman tradition of beautifying calligraphy. Renowned professor of Tezhip, Dr. Çiçek Derman, once said, “If the aim of the Hattat (calligrapher)