Ottoman Karalama - 1556 - Native Threads
Ottoman Karalama - 1556 - Native Threads
Ottoman Karalama - 1556 - Native Threads
Ottoman Karalama - 1556 - Native Threads
Ottoman Karalama - 1556 - Native Threads
Ottoman Karalama - 1556 - Native Threads
Ottoman Karalama - 1556 - Native Threads
Ottoman Karalama - 1556 - Native Threads
Ottoman Karalama - 1556 - Native Threads

Ottoman Karalama - 1556

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A Karalama made by Ottoman calligrapher Ahmed Karahisarî in 1556. A Karalama is calligraphy exercise, this particular one was made with ink and gold on paper.

In terms of the technique and innovations made to the calligraphy, he is considered one of the three most important Ottoman calligraphers along with Sheikh Hamdullah and Hâfiz Osman. Among the followers of Karahisari's style, his student, Hasan Çelebi, was renowned as much as himself. Çelebi (also known as Cerkes Hasan Qelebi, d. 1594), was Karahisari's adoptive son. The boy had been a Circassian slave, and was in Karahisari's service when Karahisari freed him, adopted him and taught him calligraphy.

Our prints are made-to-order using the revered Giclée printing method, ensuring exceptional detail and vibrant colors. We prioritize quality by using archival grade pigment-based inks and acid-free, heavyweight 300 GSM photo paper for longevity. Each print is seamlessly framed in custom-made, durable wooden framing with shatter-resistant and UV shielding artist-grade acrylic. Your art will arrive ready to easily hang, be admired and hold its vibrancy for decades.

Beautifully printed on our rich matte-finished heavy 300GSM Giclée paper using only archival inks. Our substrates will last without fading for decades.

Hand crafted and made-to-order natural wood or painted wood frame.

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We are a multifunctional lifestyle collective that celebrates the rich history and culture of the Middle East. Our unique designs are inspired by vintage Middle Eastern elements, combining them with modern fashion to create clothing that is both stylish and meaningful. At Native Threads, we believe that fashion should not only be a form of self-expression, but also a way to celebrate and preserve the traditions and heritage of the region while resonating with the experiences of those living in the diaspora.

past fundraisers

Iranian human rights

The twist on the traditional Faravahar design replaces the man with a woman and incorporates the national slogan of the ongoing Iranian Protests - زن زندگی آزادی - woman, life, freedom.

All proceeds went to the Center for Human Rights in Iran (CHRI) - an independent organization working to protect and promote human rights in Iran.

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Gaza fundraising

The red, black, green, and white of the fruit —colors that match those of the Palestinian flag and the flag of the Arab Revolt—tell the story of the plight and pride of the Palestinian people throughout generations.

All proceeds went to Medical Aid for Palestinians - an NGO focused on providing medical aid to Palestinians refugees.

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International Women's day

In celebration of International Women's Day, we honoured the women who played a key role in revolutions. The design is made up of the embroidered text - the women's voice is a revolution - صوت المرأة ثورة

All proceeds went to a Beirut based NGO focused on creating a safe space for women.

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