"Raa", a 24k gilded Arabic letter, A3
Part of an elegant series exploring the hidden interpretations behind the beautiful Arabic letters. Intrigued and awe-inspired by the Arabic Alphabet, I feel honoured to share these Illuminated letters with you all. They are gilded using genuine 24k gold, on A3 handmade khaadi paper
The paintings have beautiful deckled edges which add to their traditional charm. Entwined around the letters are Ottoman florals, painted using handmade pigments from India, and high quality watercolour paints.
Painting comes unframed
The tenth letter of the Arab alphabet represents number two hundred and belongs to the element of earth.
It symbolizes a part, a message, the sura.
Shaykh ad-Dabbaagh informs us that the ‘ra’ corresponds to the noble conquest of the self, which is a part of expansion.