I had the amazing opportunity to interview Sahnia and learn more about Calligraphy & Sequins.
Calligraphy & Sequins brings you Islamic Art with a difference- bold colours and bold pattern set out to redefine Islamic Art as we know it. The combination of contemporary design and traditional calligraphy, embellished beautifully, gives you unique and beautiful artwork with a timeless effect. Founded by Sahnia Hussain, a self-taught female artist who likes to experiment with different calligraphy styles, using a range of materials.
What inspired you to start this business?
Calligraphy & Sequins remained mainly a concept for a long time. I felt there was a market for unique, bold and bespoke art that would beautify and personalise any home. I had a desire to create Islamic art that was different; bright and blingy! Colour is an important factor in my work; it is all around us - in nature, food, clothing, architecture but I felt the Islamic art available to buy was sometimes limited in design and certainly in colour. Islamic art is a statement in itself and should therefore stand out in our homes which is why I like to work with bold colours and pattern; art should beautify, remind and inspire. This is what I aim to do with my work, and I pray insha'Allah others can gain inspiration through my art.