Islamic decorative arts

Islamic decorative arts

Islamic art is distinguished by a special and distinct type of art which is distinguished it from any other arts of other nations,  This type is the art of decoration.

The main source of the emergence of this sublime art was the Muslim artist’s keenness to find ways of expression and creativity away from photography and anthropomorphism due to what Islamic teachings prohibited from portraying and embodying humans and animals.

The main outlet is the art of decoration, as it expressed the emotions and creativity of the Muslim artist, He even proved his eagerness to develop and highlight the beauty of this art, developing it in an ideal way, adding to it and introducing many improvements to its fundamentals.

Islamic art has been characterized since its inception with a special personality and distinctive character, due to the fact that the arts of Islamic civilization are ancient and varied, and extend over a very large geographical area and between multiple cultural styles from the heart of Asia to the borders of Europe through North Africa.

We can’t also deny that the time dimension is an important and fundamental factor, the period of prosperity crystallized from the seventh century Up to the seventeenth century.

The styles and fields of this ancient art varied between:
 1- The art of architectural decoration.
 2- Painting and decoration arts.
 3- Arts complementary to the process of decoration, such as "gilding and many others"

As for the architectural decoration:
The many frescoes that adorned palaces in the Umawiad and Abbasid eras, and many prominent decorations and Arabesque arts are the most evidences of the splendor and beauty of this art, as the processes of decorating and architectural decoration were not limited to civil architecture only, but were also essential to religious architecture in mosques, religious schools and others.

The most prominent of these wonderful designs are the decorations of the Dome of the Rock Mosque, It was very clear the use of basic elements of plants and trees, and the walls are covered with mosaic decorations. The elements of ornamentation and architectural decoration were crystallized and developed until they reached in the countries of the Islamic east to use the processes of complete coverage of the walls and the surface with drawings and written decorations. In Morocco and Andalusia, it was distinguished by plaster work and colored and gilded base-reliefs, in which a mixture of Kufi script. It was evident in this era that the arabesque was overly accustomed, and most of the walls were covered with wonderful designs, especially religious buildings.

We at Farjo master many Islamic arts of decoration and We are distinguished from others by mastering the use of modern methods that are also mixed by the craftsmen who make Fargo products with the beauty of old school styles and craftsmanship.