Lion and Unicorn Specializes in ISLAMIC Pottery

Islamic art refers to the artistic expressions and creations produced in the context of Islamic culture and influenced by Islamic beliefs and principles. It is an art form that spans many centuries and encompasses a wide range of media, including architecture, calligraphy, ceramics, textiles, metalwork, and paintings.

Key Characteristics of Islamic Art:

  • Geometric and Floral Patterns: Islamic art is renowned for its intricate and elaborate geometric and floral patterns. These patterns, often based on complex mathematical principles, are used to decorate various art forms, such as tiles, carpets, and textiles.
  • Calligraphy: Islamic calligraphy holds a special place in Islamic art. Arabic script is used to write verses from the Quran or other sacred texts, and calligraphic art is often incorporated into various objects, buildings, and artworks.
  • Arabesques: Arabesque designs are another prominent feature of Islamic art. These flowing and decorative motifs are often used to embellish architectural elements and surfaces.
  • Aniconism: Islamic art tends to be non-representational, as the depiction of living beings, especially humans and animals, is discouraged in Islamic religious traditions. This principle, known as aniconism, has led to the development of intricate abstract and non-figurative art forms.

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Sell your Islamic Art and Pottery
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  • Mosque Architecture: Islamic architecture is characterized by its distinctive features, such as domes, minarets, and pointed arches. Mosques are designed to be functional spaces for communal worship while also incorporating artistic elements to inspire spiritual reflection.
  • Use of Arabesque in Mosque Architecture: The use of arabesque patterns and calligraphy can be seen in various elements of mosque architecture, including the mihrab (prayer niche), minbar (pulpit), and other decorative elements.
  • Cultural Diversity: Islamic art is not limited to a single geographic or ethnic region. It encompasses a vast array of artistic styles and expressions across different cultures and historical periods in regions such as the Middle East, North Africa, Spain, Central Asia, and the Indian subcontinent.
  • Islamic art has been influenced by various civilizations, including Persia, Byzantium, Central Asia, and pre-Islamic Arab and African cultures. The art has also evolved over time in response to political, religious, and cultural developments. It continues to be a vital and dynamic art form, with contemporary artists incorporating traditional Islamic elements into modern artistic expressions.

    Throughout history, Islamic art has not only served as an aesthetic expression but also as a means to convey spiritual and religious messages. Its beauty and complexity have captivated audiences worldwide, leaving a lasting impact on the world of art and design.

    Are you planning in selling your Islamic Art? At Lion & Unicorn, our team of experts can assess and valuate your estate so it can be featured in our upcoming auctions!

    We are located in Hollywood, FL, next to the Fort Lauderdale International Airport; we have satellite offices in Naples and Orlando; touch base with our experts so you may get the most out of your Estate.


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