The artist cut the rosette called "Shamsa" which symbolizes the sun, using Rumi motifs.
Shamsa, also called sunburst medallions are decorative illuminated rosettes. Shamsa’s were used mostly as frontispieces in royal manuscripts, especially Qur’ans. Shamsa medallions were used in the manuscripts in Mughal Indian and Safavid Persian period between the 16th and 17th Centuries. The Ottoman artists used this rosette widely in their works beginning from the 15th Century. Shamsa medallions were seen in architecture, miniatures, porcelains, glassworks, and weavings as well as illumination in traditional arts of the East.
The artwork is cut by a scroll saw from Birch. It is placed on a velvet mat. There is no dye and stain involved.
Due to the handcrafted nature of this item, materials, dimensions, and color may vary slightly.