By: Hafsa Zuberi

Illumination art is called 'Tazhib/تذہیب ' in Farsi, Urdu and Arabic. Biomorphic patterns such as this are known as 'Khataei'. This pattern is from a book by Amir-Houshang Aghamiri about decorative designs in Persian illumination and Persian carpet design.

Hafsa Zuberi prepared the paper by hand using a technique by Esra Alhamal @islamicillumination . The paints, ink, Cotman brush, gold @winsorandnewton was all the same as well.