This is a preview of one of the art pieces that will be display for our exhibit. This is a piece being developed by Unaiza Karim. Unaiza is a traditionally trained Islamic artist. Her work encompasses illumination and miniature painting. This picture is in progress and shows a range of traditional tools used in its composition: a compass, a ruling pen and a brass handled burnishing tool.
Unaiza is using an agate burnishing stone to give shine to the gold ornament in this piece. The Gold, often referred to as ‘Shell gold’ has been hand ground and prepared for this piece and applied using a paintbrush.