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Shamsa Medallion Online Tutorial

Shamsa medallion – arts demonstration with Roxana Manouchehri

A shamsa medallion is a radiating sunburst design, drawn from a single central point. Whether complex or simple, the shamsa is a frequent motif in Islamic art, appearing across all media including illuminated manuscripts, architecture, and carpets. Watch this video prepared by Iranian-Irish artist Roxana Manouchehri and learn how to create your own medallion inspired by many examples found in the Chester Beatty Collection.

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