Islamic Geometric patterns have been used as decorative elements on the walls, ceilings and minarets of buildings in the Islamic world. The design patterns are a combination of repeated triangles, circles, squares and stars and are in perfect symmetry. Depiction of human and animal figures is not kosher in the Islamic tradition hence the Muslim artists created another art form, for decoration purposes, using mathematical diagrams. Alhambra Palace, in Grenada, Spain is the one of the oldest examples of geometric art. It was built in the 13 century and is a master piece of Islamic art and culture.
The mighty Mughals of sub-continent, great architects and builders of their time, used the Islamic patterns which adorned many of the mosques, castles and palaces and have survived the ravages of time. The best example of Mughal architecture is the Badshahi Mosque, Lahore. The mosque was built in the 17th century by the Mughal Emperor Aurangzeb Alamgir. The mosque is heavily influenced by Persian and Islamic architectural traditions. Red sand stone, marble inlay and geometric patterns together makes this mosque a unique historical architectural treasure.
Our new collection is inspired from Badshahi mosque. Available, in brass, and a variety of gemstones procured from all over the world. Lapis Lazuli from Afghanistan, Aventurine from Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Amazonite from Gilgit Baltistan and Amethyst from Brazil have been used to make unique designs inspired from the patterns found at Badshahi Mosque. The jewelry pieces are handmade and gemstones cut at our state-of-the-art facility in Lahore. Our jewelry pieces while unique also tells a story of our culture and history.