It is also renowned for its superb hospitality and the rich variety of restaurants, from the ultimate Ottoman dining experience at the Tughra
Restaurant to the delicious comfort food and regional specialities of the Laledan Restaurant.
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Yamin Associate Dean, Department of Peace and Conflict Studies, National University of Sciences and Technology (NUST), Islamabad delivered a presentation on' Afghanistan Crisis and Pakistan-US Disagreements on Operational Aspects of Countering Terrorism'.
He uses Kufic, Naskh, Nastaliq, Tughra
, Jalli, Reeka, Thullus and other scripts with ease.
Decorative incipit pages, ornate cartouches to indicate chapter headings, catchwords for pagination, patterned borders, religious incantations, and the tughra
(formulaic imperial signature) all indicate an adoption of scribal motifs already legible in the local context.
(10.) Fethullah Gulen, Emerald Hills of Heart, Key Concepts in the Practice of Sufism (Clifton, NJ: Tughra
About the Publisher: Tughra
Books is a US-based publisher of Islamic books, Islamic history and art, spirituality and traditions.
As an art lover and photographer whose work with artists, calligraphers and filmmakers has led to an interest in highlighting the Islamic arts, Nawwab decided to have the artwork produced in Turkey, which she considers "the land of master calligraphers." She worked with the US-based publisher Tughra
Publishing and their branch offices in Istanbul to compose the designs.
Missing from the lineup of topics is the application of tiles in mosaic and wall decor, and the tughra
in jewelry and personalized items, both valuable evidences of artisanal individuation.
It was much earlier in my career that I realized that people seldom read text, so just to shock them I wrote words/ messages they least expected in a formal tughra
format, sometimes I even got away with it.
Other designs began to emerge on the tiles and other artefacts, mainly consisting of spiral scrolls derived from the stylized TUGHRA
(imperial cipher) of Suleiman the Magnificent (c.1520-1566), which is often seen on state documents (Firmans).
Nor can there be many more gloriously complex than the decoration within the tughra
, the ruler's signature, on the Ferman (imperial Decree) of the Turkish Sultan, Suleyman the Magnificent, dated 1559 (Fig.