aban’s azure cloud


Award of the Azure Cloud given to Aban Ibn Khalid on the 10th of July, 2021. Calligraphy, illumination, and words by me. Inspired by the Persian ms “Kitāb-i Rūmī al-Mawlawī“, a few details from the North Indian Qur’an signed by Muhammad Afdal Bin Muhammad ‘Ali ca 1687, with a Bastard Secretary script taken from the contemporaneous copy of the York Mystery Plays…necessary until I learn Nastaʻliq. Fuller commentary to come.