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Abhisarika Nayika, Couple of lovers, about 1800

Abhisarika Nayika, Couple of lovers, about 1800

Crab Chilau from Seabreeze recipe - from the The Turkey Creek High School Family Cookbook Vol 2 Family Cookbook

Ruby Tuesday Garlic Cheese Biscuits recipe - from the Family & Friends Cookbook Project Family Cookbook

” Your actions are proof of your belief and your exterior appearance is a sign of your interior condition.”  ― Sultan al-Awliya, Shaykh Abdel Qadir al-Jilani (qaddasAllahu sirrahu)

small part of islamic floral pattern from a mosque islamic-art-islamic-arabic-calligraphy-inspiration

Islamic Art - Turkish Tazhib (Ornamentation through painting and miniature)

Henri Matisse, Nu bleu II, 1952  Tatooed on my right shoulder blade!

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Miniature painting

Miniature painting

“I love you neither with my heart nor with my mind. Just in case heart might stop, mind can forget. I love you with my soul. Soul never stops or forgets.” Rumi I love that there are so many ways to God.

The Masnavi, Book One (Oxford World's Classics) (Bk. by Jalal al-Din Rumi. Series - Oxford World's Classics.

The Queen of Sheba ~ Edmund Dulac

Edmond Dulac

I do adore Edmund Dulac. - mm The Queen of Sheba - Women of Myth and Legend; illustration by Edmund Dulac for a poem by Andrew Dumas, Christmas 1911

ca. 1730. Mughal miniature from Nizami’s famous romance about Khusraw and Shirin written in Iran in the 12th C. Painted in Hyderabad, a state that was created in the Deccan india when the Mughal Empire had begun to disintegrate. The man is in persian garb while the woman wears Indian attire.

“Khusraw Beholding Shirin Bathing” India, Deccan, Hyderabad (c. via The David Collection

Persian miniature paintings

Exhibition of Persian miniature paintings organized in 2005 by the Tehran Museum of Contemporary Art