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Crafts of India Tonk Profiles Part2

Crafts of India Tonk Profiles Part2

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Published by Devesh Gupta
this is primary research on Islamic Calligraphy. Various profiles have been done of calligraphers working on tonk, Rajasthan which is arguably the greatest cluster of this craft. these have been made by Kanika Gupta who as has made two documentary films on this subject.
this is primary research on Islamic Calligraphy. Various profiles have been done of calligraphers working on tonk, Rajasthan which is arguably the greatest cluster of this craft. these have been made by Kanika Gupta who as has made two documentary films on this subject.

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Profiles of Calligraphers in Tonk, Rajasthan.
MUMTAZ ALI
 A Tonk based calligraphy decorator and designer Mumtaz Ali has been working as an Illuminator whoilluminates the calligraphy writings – Quaranic verses and Allah's name by bordering and designingthem to give it a overall picturesque effect. His works are no ordinarily done on paper only; it is doneon other mediums as well such as 'Jhilli' (Parchment – the thin intestinal skin of a Goat) and hide/skinof a goat.Inspired by the historical articles kept at Alwar and Hyderabad Museums Mumtaz Ali revised the ideasand came up with his innovations of 'Illumination' on new mediums. In initial years of his work Mumtaz Ali faced tremendous amount of hardships regarding the conceptual decisions on making colors stableon these kinds of mediums. The nature of hide/skin or Jhilli (parchment) is very much different frompaper, which cannot hold colors easily. Experimental attempts were continuously made by Mumtaz Alito write on animal skin and decorate and illuminate the writings with colors. After repeated trials of oneand a half years Mumtaz Ali succeeded in 2003 and came up with his newly developed, tried andtested methods of making colors stable on Parchment and Animal Hide/Skin. With combining fewingredients to the color in the right quantity he is now able to produce items without any color fading or color cracking complains. The three ingredients which make his colors reliable on parchment andanimal skin are 'Gandhak', 'Chandan' and 'Neela Thotha'.
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A master in designing and beautifying the calligraphic writings Mumtaz Ali traces thedesigns and illumination borders to fill it with colors. During his early phases of workMumtaz Ali used to make natural colors, but, the lack of time and the increase inorders made him switch to easily available and procurable alternatives like thereadymade poster colors. Now he only produces works with natural colors on customorders. His association with Iran Culture House from the past 5 years has made himfetch international buyers and also gave him an opportunity to visit Iran inSeptember 2008 for his exhibition. The illumination in form of borders and marginsdecorated and designed is a result of his inspiration from the Iranian art of illumination. A thorough study of Iranian art of Illumination made him passionate tointroduce it in his Indian works. The resemblance of the designs and motifs to theMughal era made it much more authentic and easier to implement it in thecalligraphy pieces. With an intention to blend the motifs and artwork of IndianMughal era with the Iranian art of Illumination Mumtaz Ali has been successfullyproducing artistic pieces that will always remain an object of visual admiration anddesire.
His artwork
 
 
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Mumtazji’s Workshop

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