Exploring Metaphors in the Embroidery of the Punjab: A Study of the Inscriptions at Bahāuddīn Zakariyā Shrine

Authors

  • Wardah Naeem Bukhari Lecturer Fine Arts, Lahore College for Women University, Lahore
  • Prof. Dr. Shahida Manzoor Ex Principal, College of Art & Design, Punjab University, Lahore

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.53762/alqamar.04.02.e03

Keywords:

Multan, shrines, symbols, inscriptions, thread crafts

Abstract

This study is all about the investigation of symbolic representation of inscriptions at Bahāuddīn Zakariyā & Shah Rukn-i-Ālam, their relation to religion and culture as Multan was the main route where business took place. Additionally, Sufi culture & faith of regional occupants also had an effect on these symbols. Multan remains acclaimed for its shrines; mainly, Bahāuddīn Zakariyā & Shah Rukn-i-Ālam which is taken as an inspiration to discover a connection between visual (design) and literary (inscriptions) references translated in thread crafts of Multan. Inscriptions and calligraphy contain symbolism connecting from Qur’ānic verses to plants, seeds, birds and animals. Crafts visual vocabulary is constructed with it.

Published

2021-05-30

How to Cite

Wardah Naeem Bukhari, and Prof. Dr. Shahida Manzoor. 2021. “Exploring Metaphors in the Embroidery of the Punjab: A Study of the Inscriptions at Bahāuddīn Zakariyā Shrine”. Al-Qamar 4 (2):27-40. https://doi.org/10.53762/alqamar.04.02.e03.